Boras: Signing Correa 'fits all organizations'
Scott Boras is already marketing his new client, even while the owners and players are making little headway on a new collective bargaining agreement.
"It fits all organizations," he told Mark Berman of Fox when asked which teams should pursue superstar free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa. "We've seen organizations that are in development mode go out and get players like that. We've seen organizations that want to sustain championship levels like you would expect in Houston. And then we've seen organizations who are close but not quite there go and get these types of players."
After entering the offseason with different representation, Correa retained Boras earlier this week as his new agent. Known for getting the most for his clients, Boras landed huge deals for a couple of players prior to the lockout, including Corey Seager's $325-million deal and Marcus Semien's $175-million contract with the Texas Rangers.
"He has all the elements that create what we have normally seen as valuations at the top, at the Everest, of what contracts should be," Boras continued when asked if Seager's contract helps inform Correa's market.
Correa, 27, opened the offseason reportedly seeking a deal that would exceed Francisco Lindor's $341-million extension with the New York Mets. Reports indicate not much has changed for the two-time All-Star, and he will be seeking a deal worth $330-350 million once the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
The former first overall pick has been tied to multiple teams this winter, including the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and incumbent Astros. With Seager signed, he's the top shortstop remaining on the market. Trevor Story is his most direct competition.