Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa is expected to opt out of his contract and test free agency this winter. On Thursday, he made it clear that the price to keep him would not be an easy one to meet.
Correa said Thursday that he is a “product.” Like any other product, teams will have to pay for Correa. In other words, the shortstop will not have any price drops this winter.
“I go to the mall and I go to the Dior store and I want something, I get it,” Correa said. “I asked how much it cost and I bought it. If you really want something, you just go get it. I am the product here, and if they want my product, they have to come get it. “
Correa signed a short-term deal last winter when the long-term deal he wanted didn’t materialize. The three-year, $105 million deal isn’t cheap and there are many opt-out options, but certainly not as long as he’d like. He seemed determined to avoid the same thing happening around this time.
Correa hit 0.287 with 21 home runs this year and looks as reliable as ever. He seems comfortable with Twinsbut money will matter a lot here.