It's been less than a week since the World Series ended and teams around baseball already have their eyes on free agency. That includes the Minnesota Twins, who must deal with the reality of a full bidding war for superstar shortstop Carlos Correa.
Correa officially became a free agent after opting out of his unique contract this week, and now MLB insider Kiley McDaniel has revealed the expected price tag on his next contract.
McDaniel projects Correa will receive a contract in the neighborhood of eight years and $265 million, or $33.1 million in average annual value (AAV). This is the third-most lucrative contract the MLB insider believes will be signed.
This could be the year that Correa opts for security and length. In a very uncertain free agent landscape ahead of last year's lockout, Correa opted for a unique three-year deal with opt outs after each season. He only played in 136 games due to various minor injuries, but slashed .291/.366/.467 with 22 home runs.
McDaniel believes it's time for Correa to go nab that $300 million contract, for whichever team he ends up signing with.
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