Correa Camp Reaches Out To At Least One Other Team As Mets Talks Drag On

The stalemate continues to drag on over the Carlos Correa/New York Mets negotiations, as the team seeks to make changes to the original 12-year, $315M contract they were willing to hand over to Correa—until his past medical history raised a red flag once again.

And while it's been seen as quite likely that the two sides will still come to some kind of agreement, there's word now that Correa's camp is expanding its options for the first time in two weeks.

Two weeks into the discussions, the unresolved issues have at least led Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, to check in with other teams. The incumbent Twins, who know Correa best and offered close to $285 million over 10 years, were one of the teams in some contact with Boras. 

                                                                                —Jon Heyman, New York Post 

There's no certainty as to how serious those outside talks are, and of course, any other team will want to do their own medicals as well and have those same kind of assurances written in that the Mets are looking for. 

But according to Jon Heyman, one Mets source is still confident in their ability to work it out, saying, “Ultimately, I don’t think Mr. Cohen is going to let him go,” referring to big-spending Mets owner Steve Cohen. 

Earlier this week, we reported on another Insider tidbit by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, who said that whatever the new Correa contract winds up being, it'll be "dramatically different" than the 12-year, $315M deal they originally agreed to.

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