Braves GM Throws Huge Shade at Mets Over Carlos Correa Disaster
For a few weeks earlier this offseason, it looked like Carlos Correa was going to the New York Mets after initially agreeing to a 12-year, $315 million contract. The deal ultimately fell through, however, as the Mets got spooked by his medicals.
Correa ultimately ended up back with the Minnesota Twins, where he played last year. New York's loss was Minnesota's gain, but the Twins weren't the only team that benefited.
The Mets' division rivals are also happy that Correa isn't coming to the NL East, namely the Atlanta Braves. The Braves breathed a huge sigh of relief after the All-Star shortstop re-signed with Minnesota, with general manager Alex Anthopoulos saying he was "pumped."
Atlanta and New York are expected to be neck-and-neck again this year after finishing last season with identical 101-61 records. Correa could have put the Mets over the top, but now Braves pitchers won't have to worry about facing him too often.
Even so, New York appears poised to finally wrestle the division away from Atlanta. Despite missing out on Correa, the Mets still brought in a ton of talent this offseason, including three-time Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.
The NL East is going to be a battle this year, but the Braves are just thankful Correa won't be anywhere near it.