One of the greatest deals in MLB history has been made.
MLB.com, the MLB official website, reported on the 14th (Korean time) that the San Francisco Giants had agreed with shortstop Carlos Correa (28) for 13 years and a total of 350 million dollars (452.4 billion won). There is no opt-out clause in this contract, and it is known that it includes the right to refuse trades against former clubs. Opt-out means a clause in which the contract is terminated and released as a free agent (FA). The 13-year contract effectively means ‘I will retire in San Francisco’.
According to MLB.com, Correa’s contract is the largest in the club’s history, surpassing Buster Posey’s nine-year, total value of $167 million (215.8 billion won) in March 2013. In addition, he renewed the contract of 341 million dollars (440.7 billion won) of Francisco Lindor (New York Mets), the highest contract ever for an MLB shortstop. In terms of total amount, Mike Trout (LA Angels, $426.5 million, 551.3 billion won), Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers, $365 million, 471.8 billion won), Aaron Judge (New York Yankees, $360 million, 465.3 billion won) This is the 4th place of all time. 메이저놀이터
Correa put all her energy into recruiting Judge, the former American League home run king, this winter. However, Judge changed his course by choosing to stay with the Yankees and embraced Corea, the largest shortstop left in the free agent market. Puerto Rico’s Correa’s career (8 years) MLB record is a batting average of 0.279 with 155 homers and 553 RBIs. This season with the Minnesota Twins, he hit 0.291 (152 hits in 522 at-bats), 22 homers and 64 RBIs in 136 games.
With Correa’s contract, three of the ‘shortstop FA Big 4’ have been confirmed. On the 6th, Trey Turner signed an 11-year, $300 million (387.8 billion won) contract with Philadelphia. Two days later, Xander Bogarts wore a San Diego Padres uniform for 11 years and a total of 280 million dollars (361.9 billion won). The total amount of contracts for the three players, including Correa, is a whopping $930 million (1.2 trillion won). If Dansby Swanson, who is still in the free agent market, is confirmed, the total amount of the contract is likely to exceed 1 billion dollars (1.2925 trillion won).