Correa has ‘no hard feelings’ after failed Giants, Mets deals originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
“There’s no hard feelings toward both (the Giants’ and Mets’) organizations,” Correa told The Athletic. “There’s nothing but respect for them. Doctors have differences of opinion. That’s fine.
“But God took me here to the Minnesota Twins. I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity.”
Correa’s journey this offseason has been well-documented, beginning with him agreeing to a 13-year, $350 million contract with the Giants. After San Francisco raised concerns regarding Correa’s ankle, the shortstop agreed to terms on a 12-year, $315 million deal with the Mets.
New York also had the same concerns regarding Correa’s ankle and the shortstop’s agent, Scott Boras reportedly was “frustrated” the Giants and Mets consulted the same doctor. Eventually, the Twins swooped in and re-signed him to a six-year, $200 million contract with various incentives.
With the arduous saga in the books, Correa says the experience has allowed him to put things into “perspective.”
“You focus on the things that matter most,” Correa said. “One thing I learned is that I love my family, I love the support system I have around me. I have a small circle I can trust and that is loyal.
“At the end of the day, God put me in the right spot.”
As Giants fans close the book on perhaps one of the most unique series of events in MLB history, their attention can shift away from the many “what if” scenarios and towards the current team at hand.
Because it’s clear that Correa has moved on and is focusing on the Twins.