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Carlos Correa to the Twins - 6 years, $200 million

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Rockets34Legend, Jan 10, 2023.

  1. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

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    There’s no orthopedic or ankle specialist out there who would say “this may not last 8-10 years… but it should be fine for 3-5… etc.”

    Either the ankle will likely break down or not. Once there’s enough question about it, all mega long term deals were going to be off the table. Correa could have the leg give out as soon as next year… or the year after… or 8 years. Teams had to decide how much guaranteed money they were willing to go up to first for this possibility… then divide that amongst years… then include non-guaranteed years with team options for the possibility that Correa may not play during the high AAV portion of his contract.

    Hell, pretty much all doctors would agree that none of these players signing 10-12 year deals will be healthy/productive throughout…. Because short of using PED’s, players aren’t going to get bigger/faster/stronger as they age.
     
  2. the shark

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    So last yr when Correa was a FA, before the leg issue arose, how many long term deals was Correa offered? DET possibly. If teams weren't concerned about his back how come he wasn't offered what Seager got?
     
  3. Nick

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    How do we know other teams were willing to offer Seager what Seager got? The Mets and Giants weren’t in the SS market that late in the post lockout offseason. The Yankees and Dodgers were never serious about him due to their fan bases anger. Detroit offered him a long term deal but at a lower AAV. And yes, other teams may have wanted to see him stay healthy for another season, which he did.

    The sale of MLB’s streaming media stake also infused a ton of cash for a lot of teams that helped spur more spending this off-season. Obviously this was the year to be a marquee FA vs. last year.

    In the end, the Astros offer wasn’t close to being the best offer… pre leg “injury” as well as post leg “injury”.
     
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    Has that ever stopped anything on the bbs? :)
     
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    I have never heard anything about medicals being a reason for the Astros offer, non offer, or terms of the offer

    Can you please tell Mr where you heard this?

    All I heard was a bunch of fans assuming it

    Edit: Damn I meant to be out of this discussion!!
     
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    Try to leave, but they suck right back in! It's an addiction!
     
  7. Nick

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    I agree. What I meant was the medical issues had nothing to do with that offer…. That offer was the most the Astros were willing to go in years and AAV regardless. I guess when re-reading it, I can see how it could be mis-interpreted.
     

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