Carlos Correa (Minnesota Twins)’s move at the beginning of the 2023 season is bitter. Even knowing his weakness, Minnesota, which gave him a 6-year, $200 million (approximately 264.9 billion won) contract, should be seen as actually ‘stepping on X’.
Correa started as the 4th shortstop in the 2023 major league away game against the Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 30th (hereinafter Korean time), and struck out 2 times with no hits in 5 at-bats, 1 walk and 1 run.메이저사이트
Correa has had twists and turns in the 2022-2023 free agency market. He subsequently agreed to a 13-year, $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants and a 12-year, $315 million contract with the New York Mets, but the contract was subsequently canceled during the medical test.
Correa’s biggest weakness is durability. Except for the 2016 season with 153 games and the 2021 season with 148 games, there has been no season with more than 120 games. He suffered frequent injuries. Nonetheless, Correa loudly said that he would sign a $300 million contract.
Reality was cold. The Houston Astros have turned away from Correa. Correa just signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with Minnesota after the lockout ended in the 2021-2022 free agent market. Still, when the 2022 season was over, there was a clause that could declare an opt-out immediately and become a free agent again. He seemed to regain his self-esteem in the 2022 season, posting a batting average of 0.291, 22 homers, 64 RBIs, and 70 points with an OPS of 0.833 in 136 games. However, as a result, his injury history hindered him and he had to settle for a six-year, $200 million contract with Minnesota.
Correa has to show some presence this year, but it’s the worst season start. He has 38 hits in 181 at-bats, a batting average of 0.210, 6 home runs, 24 RBIs, 15 runs, and an OPS of 0.685 in 47 games through the 30th. The average does not come out too much. He is 0.202 in April and also 0.218 in May.
He is tied for 153rd in batting average with MJ Melendez (Kansas City Royals) among 166 batters who have filled the required number of at-bats in the major leagues by the 30th. There is no such thing as disgrace. It’s only 2 months since the opening, but at this point, it should be seen that the choice of San Francisco and Mets, who broke the contract with Correa, was right. Correa would have wanted to show off her good looks against her parents. But as of now, nothing has happened.