Giants Release Statement On Correa

The San Francisco Giants decided that Carlos Correa's medical results were just too risky to hand over $350M over the next 13 years until his age-41 season. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has now released a statement on his team's decision to move on from the shortstop.

"While we are prohibited from disclosing confidential medical information, as Scott Boras stated publicly, there was a difference of opinion over the results of Carlos' physical examination. We wish Carlos the best."

Boras, Correa's agent, had his own response:

“We reached an agreement. We had a letter of agreement. We gave them a time frame to execute it,” Boras said. “They advised us they still had questions. They still wanted to talk to other people, other doctors, go through it. 

“I said, ‘Look, I’ve given you a reasonable time. We need to move forward on this. Give me a time frame. If you’re not going to execute, I need to go talk with other teams.”

And, in the middle of the night, that's what Boras did, talking directly to New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, who was on vacation in Hawaii, where he was still in the early evening hours. They hammered out a 12-year, $315M deal for Correa to play third base in Queens.

Cohen has already made several statements about his excitement of bringing in Correa, which, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic,  "will make it much more difficult for the Mets to back out of their deal with Correa if they identify problems in his physical, a former executive familiar with such matters said."

Boras claims his client is healthy. “You’re talking about a player who has played eight major-league seasons. There are things in his medical record that happened decades ago. These are all speculative dynamics."

Now all Giants fans can speculate on, is what the team will do next with that $350M. 

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