Giants Beat Writer Explains How the Carlos Correa Deal Fell Through at the Last Minute

David Kaestle
This is why the Giants had an issue with Carlos Correa's physical.
This is why the Giants had an issue with Carlos Correa's physical. / Associated Press

The San Francisco Giants' offseason has turned into one that went from looking like a dream come true, to one that could be described as disappointing at best and painful at worst. On Tuesday, after agreeing to a massive 13-year contract with shortstop Carlos Correa, the Giants canceled his introductory press conference amid concerns of the results of his physical.

This created a ton of mystery, and then silence. Wednesday morning, Giants fans woke up to the news that Correa had walked away from that contract and decided to sign with the New York Mets instead. In less than 24 hours the Giants went from introducing Corra as the future of the franchise, to watching him head back east to Queens.

The only real questioned that remained was why? Giants beat writer Susan Slusser seems to have that answer.

Once there was a disagreement on the results of the physical and the Giants attempted to renegotiate, Correa and his agent Scott Boras wanted to hear none of it, and seemingly completely killed any chance of him singing with San Francisco.

While you can see the side of San Fran, wanting to make sure their long-term investment is protected, it's also understandable why Boras would want nothing to do with a renegotiation if its an injury concern that is from prior to his MLB career and has had no signs of bothering him since then.

It does sound odd for that to be the only concern, even Slusser specualtes there was other reasonings behind it. We may never know unless Boras, Correa or thw Giants pull back the curtain. Regardless, Carlos Correa will now be a New York Met.

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