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MLB Insider Outlines Twins' Plan for Carlos Correa Free Agency Negotiations

Devon Platana
MLB insider Jon Heyman has outlined the Minnesota Twins' plan for SS Carlos Correa's free agency negotiations.
MLB insider Jon Heyman has outlined the Minnesota Twins' plan for SS Carlos Correa's free agency negotiations. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

With MLB free agency around the corner, the Minnesota Twins need to figure out what to do with Carlos Correa. The 28-year-old shortstop's services will likely be in high demand on the open market after using his opt-out clause, leaving Twins fans wondering where he'll be back in Minnesota.

MLB insider Jon Heyman has since shed some light on the situation. Heyman reports that "the Twins plan to bid on Carlos Correa," who will probably seek a large contract, "though not to a Corey Seager-type $325 million deal."

Carlos Correa Free Agency

Correa signed a three-year, $105 million deal with the Twins back in March. His contract included the option of opting out after every season, which it only took him one campaign to use. Perhaps it had to do with the Twins going 33-48 in the second half of the season, missing the playoffs in the process.

The former 2012 first-overall pick was solid in his first year away from the Houston Astros. He racked up 22 home runs and 64 RBIs with a .291/.366/.467 slash line in 136 games with the Twins. Furthermore, he also had a 5.4 WAR along with a .983 fielding percentage.

A relatively weak free-agent class means Correa could see more attention than usual. With one Gold Glove, two All-Star appearances and a World Series ring to his name, he's the exact type of player that contenders look for when wanting to take their team to the next level.

Losing Correa would be awful news for an already-struggling Twins club. His opting out likely means that they'll have to pay even more to convince him to return, along with the team needing to upgrade several positions to show that they can compete if he stays.

Free agency opens when the 2022 MLB season officially ends. Once that occurs, players must wait at least five days before officially signing with new teams. Only time will tell where Correa ends up once the free-agent frenzy begins.

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