Breaking: Mets Considering "Walking Away" From Carlos Correa

With negotiations between the New York Mets and Carlos Correa reaching "an inflection point," there's some word today that the Mets are considering "walking away."

According to Andy Martino of SNY:

Over the past few days, the Mets have grown “very frustrated” with Carlos Correa negotiations, in the words of one source with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking, and are now considering walking away altogether.


The Mets agreed to give the free agent shortstop a 12-year, $315M contract over two weeks ago, but the same snag in his medicals that caused the San Francisco Giants to walk away has now hung up the finalization of the contract. 

Talks have been ongoing since about Christmas, as they try to work out a way to make the deal work in light of the worries about Correa's future health and ability to play with regards to the plate in his lower leg from a 2014 injury.

But despite their frustration, the Mets haven't totally given up yet. As Martino goes on to say, "negotiations about contract language are ongoing, the sides are in constant contact, and the deal is not dead at this time."

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