Amazin’s Strike Again: After Failing Giants Physical, Correa Signs with Mets
The San Francisco Giants inked Carlos Correa to a 13-year, $350 Million contract over a week ago and after he failed their physical, the New York Mets, swooped in and made him a part of their 2022 roster revamp.
No one saw this coming. No one in baseball from the fans to all the other 29 teams saw Carlos Correa ending up with the Mets after inking a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Its truly a Christmas miracle for Mets fans.
Correa, who at 28 years old, will now be starring in Queens for the tune of 12-years, $315 Million to play third base next to his fellow countryman and buddy, Francisco Lindor. The Mets now boast three of the top Puerto Rican baseball players among current rosters. Edwin Diaz, also a Puerto Rican native was signed by the Mets when the off-season began.
The Puerto Rican native has been in the league since 2015 and has amassed 155 home runs and 553 RBIs, with a career .279 batting average. After spending the first seven years of his career with the Houston Astros and winning a World Series title, he played with the Minnesota Twins in 2022 and batted .291, with 24 doubles, 22 home runs, 64 RBIs, and 61 walks in 136 games.
The longtime shortstop will now agree to move over to play 3B as Lindor is the starting shortstop for the Mets for possibly the remaining time on his 10-year contract that he signed two seasons ago.
Adding Correa to the Mets lineup, will now push Eduardo Escobar to the bench, but he can also assume the right handed batting role for the DH spot to complement left handed batter Daniel Vogelbach, who has struggled in his career against lefties. Barring any other moves, or additions, the Mets have a very strong lineup to support their revamped pitching staff with runs.
What pitcher would not want this lineup behind on his pitching days:
The Mets now have a lineup and pitching staff that is better then it was this past season and could withstand a late season swoon and possibly go farther in the postseason. Anything less would be a huge let down after owner Steve Cohen has agreed to pay nearly a billion dollars in salary this offseason.
So the Mets get their man and hopefully he stays on the field more often then not and he has a very healthy season. Compared to what was left on the market, the Mets landed another gem.