The Minnesota Twins pulled off the shock of the MLB offseason when they signed free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa. His unique contract worth $105 million is headlined by full opt-outs after each of the seasons. It even gave some the impression this was a jumping-off point to an even larger deal, whether that's in Minnesota or elsewhere.
But, Correa recently spoke to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic about a potential long-term future in Minnesota and his answer was surprising.
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After just over a month with his new team, Correa has already given the Twins a glowing review. Correa explained a conversation he had with president of baseball operations Derek Falvey, GM Thad Levine and manager Rocco Baldelli.
“I told ‘em, ‘Hey guys, I know I have the opt-outs in the contract. But I really like it here.' I love the people here. I love the way I’m treated here. If you guys see the value I bring to this organization and what I do for other people around me and the game that I bring, I would love to have a long-term relationship here if that’s what you guys would like."- Carlos Correa
From the sounds of it, Correa is getting quickly acclimated to his new city and new team. His impact, and the healthy return of Byron Buxton, is resulting in early successes on the field. Minnesota sits atop the AL Central at 8-8 and the pitching staff has led the charge, ranking 11th in team ERA (3.38).
Correa's current .192/.288/.288 slash line is far from his norm, and proves this offense has new heights to reach. Currently, the Twins rank in the bottom-half of the league at 3.63 runs per game.
The Twins own +420 odds to win the AL Central title, according to the latest MLB Odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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