Twins' Offer to Carlos Correa Revealed After Giants Signing

Tyler Maher
The Minnesota Twins' failed offer to Carlos Correa has been revealed.
The Minnesota Twins' failed offer to Carlos Correa has been revealed. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Minnesota Twins were all-in on Carlos Correa, who played for them in 2022 before opting out of his contract. While the Twins did everything they could to keep him, it wasn't enough as he ended up signing with the San Francisco Giants instead.

Minnesota's final offer to Correa has been revealed, and it was a real doozy.

Twins Carlos Correa Offer

According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the Twins offered Correa a 10-year, $285 million contract. Given that fellow shortstops Trea Turner and Xander Bogaerts received $300 million and $275 million, respectively, Minnesota's offer was certainly competitive. It was also by far the largest contract offer in team history, surpassing Joe Mauer's club record by nearly $100 million.

Unfortunately for the Twins, they were not the only ones interested in Correa's services. The Giants were hot on his trail and had pivoted to him after missing out on Aaron Judge, As a bigger-market team with more money to spend, San Francisco was able to blow Minnesota away by offering Correa an additional three years and $65 million.

Correa coming back to Minnesota was always a longshot, anyways, as the mid-market Twins were extremely unlikely to win a bidding war. They admitted as much, saying earlier this offseason that they only felt comfortable bidding up to a certain limit and would not over-extend themselves to sign him.

Thankfully for Minnesota, there's still a star shortstop remaining on the free-agent market who should be considerably cheaper than Correa in Dansby Swanson. If the Twins end up making a similar offer to Swanson, that would likely be enough to land him.

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