I said when Passan tweets it:
UNPOPULAR OPINION: I am 100% very much okay with this. 6/200 confirms SF and NYM are correct about his leg, which implies he need significant recovery time...like a minimum 1-2 seasons depending on *when* not *if* he reinjures that leg and that plate. I am not mad we are not forced to continue the Sandy/Wilpon Era pattern of playing people out of position or punting on our good draft picks and MLB ready/close to ready kids in Syracuse and Binghamton because we got a shiny toy that is a shortsighted deal.
For people mad that 'we didn't sign him' or we got outbid...that is 100% NOT what happened. Before going into why this looks like an acceptable baseball outcome and disheartening fan outcome, I remind the newly spoiled armchair GM Mets fans of Dr. Ian Malcom with regard to Cohen's Money, "...you were so caught up with whether you could, you never stopped to think if you should."
Correa went a second year in a row as the longest marquee guy to go unsigned. Bad optics. His first FA Deal was filled with opt outs to maximize short term value. He took potentially MORE money and/or years than the Mets - and SF - would give in a restructured deal by signing with Min - we may never know the facts or final numbers. That is irritating, but it's on him. This was first and foremost, a DESPERATION move by Correa and Boras to get a deal done. (Boras wants to get paid, too so he can spend all year thinking of crap to wax poetic about at GM meetings...check his track record of FAs he's screwed over in AAV, contracts at all, going back to the FAs like Moustakas who had to train at alternate ST sites or big deals like Harper.)
There's a 4/70M vesting option - which is probably opposite the repayment/insurance related moves SF and NYM wanted to use to address the leg issue, I assume this based on prior history of injury riddled stars and the NYM. The end totals if he doesn't get hurt is basically 10/285 like the Twins originally asked for earlier in 2022 and he outright refused.
The leg is a real issue, that is the deal breaker here, and it's Minnesota's problem now. He didn't get all the opt outs like last year. He took less money and less years as an implied admission the Mets and Giants were right. They finally did due diligence. This would've been Jayson Bay 2.0 or even worse, David Wright 2.0 w/ less chance to see him actually play at a high level before the injury impacts things.
We keep our prospect depth at the hot corner and aren't forced to trade a decent player in Escobar or minor leaguer that shows promise because we splurged in FA. We still have $ available. We're not getting so screwed on luxury taxes we handicap our ability to sign more depth piece/mid-tier SPs/7th inning guys not named Ottavino in FA, or have to consider letting McNeil or Pete walk down the road because the burden of long term deals and CBT uber taxes stops the Mets from being a sustainable organization that can both buy external FAs and develop talent internally.
6 years 200. This is so far off from what the deal was with the Mets. There is information we deserve.
Not happy right now. I know we were all sick of this, but seriously. The Mets didn’t think he was worth that even?
I’m just glad it’s over let’s move on
Be interesting to see what the twins say after the physical. I imagine they're going into this feeling like they're safe for the next few years. I don't wish him ill but it would be ironic if he signs and then there's a problem with the leg
How is it possible that the Mets could not have matched this deal?
Pending physical. Gee- haven’t we heard that before?
This is great news - means Cohen didnt succomb to that scumbag Bor-ass. So much for this guy wanted to be a Met - no he didnt
So watch how poor a job of reporting we get on this going forward. We will never know what the Hang up was. Who is to blame for what. We will just have back slapping for being first to report the breaking news.
There is fascinating information to find out. But todays reporters don’t have those skills.
😅 He’s someone else’s 🤕 What’s next for our Metsies?
About time. Screw it. On to the next