Twins Take Massive Step in Carlos Correa Negotiations

Tyler Maher
The Minnesota Twins have taken a major step forward in their free agency negotiations with Carlos Correa.
The Minnesota Twins have taken a major step forward in their free agency negotiations with Carlos Correa. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With Trea Turner and Xander Bogaerts signing huge contracts last week, Carlos Correa is now clearly the best remaining player in free agency.

He appears to be the top priority for the Minnesota Twins, who are aggressively pursuing him in an effort to bring him back and have already made a major step in negotiations.

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According to Twins beat writer Aaron Gleeman, the team "offered him a massive contract far beyond anything in franchise history."

This is notable for Minnesota, an organization that has typically shied away from large contracts. The largest one in team history is still the eight-year, $184 million extension given to Joe Mauer prior to the 2010 season.

The Twins correctly understand that acquiring Correa will cost much more than that, however. Turner and Bogaerts both received 11-year deals worth $300 million and $275 million, respectively, so it will likely take an offer in the $300 million neighborhood to fetch Correa as well.

Minnesota is clearly smitten with Correa after having him on the team last year. The two-time All-Star turned in another outstanding season after signing with the Twins during the previous offseason, batting .291 with an .834 OPS and 22 home runs.

The 28-year-old has sent mixed signals about where he'd like to play next year, indicating that he'd be happy to return to Minnesota but also suggesting he wants to reunite with the Houston Astros. While the Twins are certainly serious about Correa, only time will tell if they're willing to go above and beyond to keep him.

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