Report: Mets frustrated with Correa talks, contemplating walking away
The New York Mets and star shortstop Carlos Correa aren't on the same page in contract negotiations.
The Mets have become "very frustrated" with the process over the last few days and are considering walking away, a source told Andy Martino of SNY.
The two sides reached a 12-year, $315-million agreement on Dec. 21, but the pact was never finalized because of concerns flagged during the medical about an old ankle injury. Lawyers representing the team and player have reportedly been unable to agree on what language to add to the contract that would protect the club in the long term if the ailment becomes an issue.
Correa's camp is now talking with other teams, according to Martino.
The Minnesota Twins have made contact with the two-time All-Star, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Other media outlets are also reporting about the possibility of a reunion:
Correa reportedly turned down a 10-year, $285-million offer from the Twins before agreeing to a deal with the San Francisco Giants that ultimately fell apart because of the same medical issue flagged by the Mets.