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Twins To Sign Carlos Correa


Patience boys....let's give this 72 hours to assure the "All Clear" from another Yankee ('too good to refuse') offer?

GS and GU were great additions but NY is mostly likely in a War Room as we speak, preparing to send barracuda trade scenarios to FalVine....

Agent advice to Carlos?:  Stay loose?

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An Update:

Still, my fellow Twins brotheran, never drop our guard vs NYY?

But a casual search just now of YouTube Baseball fan sites has the BB world EXPLODING with reaction to the Correa signing....from BOS to SF!

As Rod Serling said: "You've ( we've?) Entered a Whole New Dimension?"

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Wow. That was some unreal news to wake up to. I was starting to worry they weren't going to use the Donaldson money, and there was too little time left to do something significant for SS, C, or SPs. Way off! Nice to see they are unafraid of (multiple) big moves, crazy contracts, and betting on themselves.

They must have been running on adrenaline ever since they agreed on this plan, and probably  stopped sleeping after the Donaldson IKF deal. 

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Dang it, now I'll have to re-up my mlb membership, so I can watch the Twins break my heart again. Correa will be the best Twins shortstop...maybe ever. Gotta see him and Polanco turn some double plays. 

As others mentioned, this takes the pressure off Lewis and Martin, no need to rush them to the club level. This also ensures strong D up the middle, for those young pitchers getting their first cuppa. 

Pretty sure this also means Jose Miranda will get a long look at 3rd base. Could be a serious lumber company in the infield. Miranda, Correa, Polanco, and...who? Kirilloff? That'd be my choice right now.

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Wow. This is quite the shock. Along with many others I have been disappointed with much of the post-lockout trades and wondering about the competency of the FO. This signing is creative and maintains budget and roster flexibility. Most comments are supportive (if not ecstatic) about this trade.  Many of those that are not supportive are by posters that seem to have nothing but criticism for the FO. Really?  If you find them wholly incompetent what benefit do you get from being a fan?  Find some joy in the moment!

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It's a one year rental. The opt outs essentially say so. I hate it. Now we have a top (cheater) player who will be 'advertising' for his next job/team before he even steps on the field with us. Yeah, that's a great feeling, So now the Twins will be on pins and needles sorting out their SS position the next few years. Is he staying, is he going? Do we need to rewrite the contract? What do you do with Martin, Lewis? Expendable? But then when Correa leaves after a year? I hate this move.

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5 minutes ago, AKTwins said:

Here is my guess on the line-up as things stand:

1. Buxton

2. Polanco 

3. Correa

4. Sanchez

5. Kepler

6. Sano

7. Gio

8. LF- Kiriloff or Larnach

9. Jeffers

Thoughts?

 

There are two catchers here. Remove one of them and insert Arraez as DH.

1. Arraez

2. Buxton

3. Polanco

4. Correa

5. Kiriloff

6. Sano

7. Kepler

8. Urshela

9. Sanchez/Jeffers

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Landing the platinum glove winner and legit MVP candidate at the most important position on the field on a one-year deal for his age 27 season, AND keeping the payroll under last years total payroll - that is some serious sorcery!  Thank you Scott Boras - it is clear that Correa switching agents mid-winter factored into him agreeing to a one-year deal.

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28 minutes ago, Original_JB said:

It's a one year rental. The opt outs essentially say so. I hate it. Now we have a top (cheater) player who will be 'advertising' for his next job/team before he even steps on the field with us. Yeah, that's a great feeling, So now the Twins will be on pins and needles sorting out their SS position the next few years. Is he staying, is he going? Do we need to rewrite the contract? What do you do with Martin, Lewis? Expendable? But then when Correa leaves after a year? I hate this move.

Puppies will also chew up shoes and crap on the floor. 😃

And there is lead in the drinking water. 

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Now more than ever the Twins need to go add a good to elite starting pitcher or two via trade! They’re all in on 2022! I don’t care what the prospect cost is go get some pitchers from the A’s and/or Reds and let’s win us a World Series!

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I have just one question..can he pitch?     The starting line-up looks impressive, but unless some reliable, proven, competent starting pitching is on the mound, gonna come up on the short end of a lot of 8 - 4, 7 - 3, 10 - 5 games.   I like the aggressiveness (no more cheapstake talk), now we just need another starting arm or two.

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7 minutes ago, Riverbrian said:

Puppies will also chew up shoes and crap on the floor. 😃

And there is lead in the drinking water. 

How much more would a straight 3 year deal have cost? The opt outs are a killer.

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14 minutes ago, Original_JB said:

How much more would a straight 3 year deal have cost? The opt outs are a killer.

I have no idea obviously but... 3 years wouldn't have been on the table under any reasonable circumstance would be my guess. 

Correa wanted the 10 year deal like Seager got at a higher AAV or a 1 year deal so he can try again next year for the 10 year deal. 

A 3 year deal would get Correa back to FA at a much older age and less value because the older you get... the harder it is to get a 10 year deal. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Original_JB said:

How much more would a straight 3 year deal have cost? The opt outs are a killer.

He probably doesn’t sign a 3 year deal anywhere without the opt outs, honestly.

Seager signed for 10 years, $325 mil. I think Correa was aiming for something like that, and he might have gotten it but the lockout seemed to mess things up for him.

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Nice to wake up to this news! I'm shocked, thought Correa was as good as gone to the BoSox. Thrilled to see the Twins jump in and make this move, this season's outlook just got much brighter!

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Wonderful!!.  I look at this as a 1 year deal, buys the time to develop Lewis and Martin.  Maybe Correa will like it here,  It also depends on whether the QO is still around (that is a players decision, but they will have to agree to an international draft for it to disappear). 

Probably a factor was there were no pitchers worth buying anymore, so we will have to trust the youngsters (and I feel some of them will work out).  Maybe there is one more trade for a pitcher, but the Twins can always get deadline help, which is usually cheaper than now).

Great move by the team. 

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5 hours ago, denarded said:

There are a lot of posters over the last few days who need to be held accountable for their comments on front office/ownership and admit they were wrong. The Twins have not been as 'Twinny' the last 3 or so years. I hope this works out 

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12 minutes ago, In My La Z boy said:

Falvey obviously knows this could be a one year rental. This means we are not even close to being done. Pitching coming for sure. We're going for it in 2022. That is all I ever wanted to hear. Let's go Twins!

It’s amazing what one measly 3 year deal does to my outlook on the plan and season

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