FA shortstop Carlos Correa, the biggest player, has finally achieved his dream of hitting the $300 million jackpot.
ESPN reporter Jeff Passan reported on the 14th (Korean time), “Shortstop Carlos Correa and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a 13-year, $350 million contract.”
Correa signed a free agency contract with the Minnesota Twins in March for three years and $105.3 million, then declared an opt-out after one season and became a free agent again. Initially, staying in Minnesota, the original team, was discussed as a strong possibility, but thanks to the aggressive negotiations of agent Scott Boras, the third contract of $ 300 million this offseason was achieved.
Earlier, outfielder Aaron Judge re-signed with the New York Yankees for 9 years and $360 million, and shortstop Trey Turner signed an 11-year, $300 million contract after moving to the Philadelphia Phillies. It is the first time in major league history that three $300 million contracts have been concluded in a single free agent market.
In particular, four top-class shortstops are leading large-scale contracts in this FA market. Another shortstop, Xander Bogaerts, hit the jackpot last week with the San Diego Padres for $280 million in 11 years and close to $300 million. Minnesota, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and Atlanta Braves are being discussed for the last remaining shortstop, Dansby Swanson, who missed Correa.
Correa played in 136 games this season and recorded a batting average of 0.291, 22 homers, 64 RBIs, 70 runs, and an OPS of 0.8434. Reporter Bankan evaluated, “The Giants made Correa the highest paid player considering his position as a shortstop, age, regular season and postseason productivity.” 토토사이트
Correa was left out of the FA market last winter. Not only did his image suffer in connection with the 2017 World Series sign stealing, but he also suffered from frequent injuries and was criticized for his chemistry. But he was different this time. It is known that the 3rd and 4th teams, who were frantic about strengthening airborne power, intensively sent love calls. Correa is regarded as a shortstop with excellent defense and powerful hitting.
The total amount of contracts concluded in the FA market up to Correa on this day reached $ 3.07184 billion (approximately 3.9765 trillion won). As there are still big free agents such as Swanson, Carlos Rodon, and Nathan Ivaldi, it is expected that the FA market record of $3.14165 million recorded last winter will soon be surpassed.