MLB Rumors: Carlos Correa’s contract drama back in play
Carlos Correa signed with three teams this offseason, only to have two of those deals reneged thanks to suspicious medicals. Correa’s ankle appeared to be the holdup for both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, both of which signed the Scott Boras client to a $300 million+ deal.
So far this season, Correa hasn’t looked like the same player. He’s even been booed by Minnesota Twins fans. When asked by the media what he thought of said jeering, Correa fully understood why that was the case.
“I’d boo myself, too, with the amount of money I’m making if I’m playing like that and I’m in the stands. Obviously [the booing] is acceptable. It’s part of the game, part of sports. Fans want production and fans want a team that’s going to compete out there and win games. It’s to be expected when you play poorly,” Correa said.
The star shortstop had a bout with plantar fasciitis this week, and could be out for some time as a result. This isn’t related to the old injury which cost Correa millions, however, as that was his right ankle. In this case, Correa’s left foot is what will keep him out for the next few weeks.
In the end, every large contract has injury risks. It was surprising to see both the Giants and Mets contracts fall through, even with sufficient concerns. If anything Correa’s poor play should be the biggest issue moving forward rather than a nagging foot muscle injury.