There are still no guarantees, but the Carlos Correa-Mets deal, of all rights, should be done. And here’s why.
1. Mets owner Steve Cohen really wanted to close the deal. Right after closing the deal around 2:45 a.m. EST (and 8:45 a.m. in Hawaii, where Cohen was), he told the Post, “We needed one more thing, and that’s it.” Although he hasn’t spoken since, there’s no reason to think he’s changed his mind.
2. Correa really wants this deal to happen. When his agent Scott Boras told him about the Mets deal, Boras recalled that Correa was so excited he dumped him in the San Francisco hotel room where they had learned several hours earlier that the Giants weren’t ready to move forward with their $350 million, 13-year deal. Presumably, Correa was happy to have a new contract for a comparable amount per year, in New York, and with a team that won 20 more games in 2022.
Correa certainly doesn’t want to continue the drama by striking a deal with a third team, although the outgoing Twins are a logical fallback. They’ve offered around $285 million, and while they also want a full medical, they know his condition best. A few teams have called, but even a week after the Mets deal, they’re being told it’s just a Mets game — for now.
3. Cohen and Boras grew closer following the Max Scherzer and Brandon Nimmo deals, and neither side wants to affect that negatively via a failed deal. General manager Billy Eppler and Mets attorneys deal with Boras, but the key relationship is Boras-Cohen. Neither side would be happy to lose this.
“I would be surprised if he wasn’t [a Met]“said a person close to the situation.
It’s not sure. But of course it makes sense.