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Carlos Correa’s offseason has been not like some other for one participant in latest historical past. One of many largest free brokers obtainable heading into the recent range season, Correa was introduced as a signing for 3 totally different groups.
In the long run, he completed proper the place he began, returning to the Minnesota Twins. However the failed physicals that prevented contracts with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets are essentially the most stunning occasions of the offseason. There are extra questions now than when all the things began.
On the heart of the difficulty was Correa’s ankle, which has a plate in it from a minor league surgical procedure. Regardless of having not brought about any points within the shortstop’s main league profession thus far, the danger was too daunting for the Giants or Mets to signal Correa to the large contracts that have been agreed upon. The query was clear, do the Mets and Giants know one thing the Twins don’t – or did they overthink the state of affairs?
In accordance with the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, the reply isn’t that straightforward. Followers from across the nation have been requested if they might really feel comfy if their favourite group signed Correa. Lower than 50 % stated they’d be on board.
However making issues extra complicated, it doesn’t seem the outdated harm is the difficulty. Roughly two thirds of followers stated they didn’t assume the ankle can be an issue within the subsequent two seasons. Which means the issue had extra to do with Correa as a participant and the scale and size of the contract.
That was backed up by how followers really feel in regards to the free agent choices from this offseason. When requested which signee was essentially the most impactful, Correa completed with solely the fourth most votes.
Aaron Choose, who returned to the New York Yankees, completed properly forward of the sector with greater than a 3rd of the vote. He was adopted by Trea Turner and Justin Verlander earlier than Correa.
Be looking out for the following survey, with outcomes coming later this week.