Carlos Correa With a Surprising Revelation About His Potential Future in Minnesota

It hasn't exactly been a rip-roaring start to the season for Carlos Correa with his new club, but the star shortstop certainly likes what he sees, and according to MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, has already talked to the Minnesota Twins about a long-term extension. 

“I told ‘em, ‘Hey guys, I know I have the opt-outs in the contract. But I really like it here,’” Correa told Rosenthal. “‘I love the people here. I love the way I’m treated here. If you guys see the value I bring to this organization and what I do for other people around me and the game that I bring, I would love to have a long-term relationship here if that’s what you guys would like.’

Correa also said his wife loves it in Minnesota, and they "feel right at home."

The 27-year-old former Houston Astro signed a 3-year, $105M contract with the Twins in March, with an AAV of $35M, but with opt-outs after each season. If he were to opt-out after this year, he'd once again be in competition with another very strong shortstop free agent class, with the Los Angeles Dodgers' Trea Turner and the Boston Red Sox' Xander Bogaerts potentially at the head of the class. 

Twins plans to continue dialogue with Correa

Correa is batting only .192 with a .577 OPS thus far in the first few weeks of the season, with 1 HR and 3 RBIs. He's also grounded into the most double-plays of any player in the majors to this point (5). 

It certainly would be odd to see a Scott Boras client forego a chance at free agency, but with the potential competition in the marketplace, one never knows. 

For their part, Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said the team "plans to continue a dialogue with Correa and his agent, Scott Boras," according to Rosenthal.

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