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Carlos Correa’s offseason has been not like every other for one participant in current historical past. One of many greatest free brokers obtainable heading into the new 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 probably the most stunning occasions of the offseason. There are extra questions now than when every little thing 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 to date, the chance was too daunting for the Giants or Mets to signal Correa to the large contracts that had been agreed upon. The query was clear, do the Mets and Giants know one thing the Twins don’t – or did they overthink the scenario?
In response to the newest SB Nation Reacts survey, the reply isn’t that easy. Followers from across the nation had been requested if they might really feel snug if their favourite workforce signed Correa. Lower than 50 % stated they’d be on board.
However making issues extra complicated, it doesn’t seem the previous harm is the difficulty. Roughly two thirds of followers stated they didn’t suppose the ankle can be an issue within the subsequent two seasons. That 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 probably the most impactful, Correa completed with solely the fourth most votes.
Aaron Decide, who returned to the New York Yankees, completed effectively forward of the sphere 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.