We have officially reached the reading into Twitter activity phase of the latest Carlos Correa rumor cycle.
It’s been nearly a month since Correa agreed to a $350 million deal with the San Francisco Giants, had that deal put on pause due to a medical red flag in his physical, and then agreed to a $315 million deal with the New York Mets.
As it stands now, Correa has a grand total of zero dollars in his bank account from either of those deals. That’s because neither of them were actually signed, and Correa — the top shortstop on the market — remains a free agent.
The issue stems from his surgically repaired right leg, which hasn’t caused too much of an issue since injuring it when he was still an Astros minor leaguer. But for whatever reason, doctors for two different teams on two different coasts didn’t like the predictive data they looked over for Correa which is why we’re in the situation we are today.
Part of that situation is the Twins re-entering the chat. Multiple MLB insiders have said a deal with Minnesota shouldn’t be balked at, with Jim Bowden going as far as to say there’s a “strong possibility” the Twins are able to parlay this latest snag into a deal with Correa.
Twins Rumors: Steve Cohen (sorta) reacts to latest on Carlos Correa
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, who has never been shy about letting fans know how he feels, is starting to weigh in and it’s beautifully petty.
Rather than outright tweeting about the latest plot twist, Cohen went on a Twitter Like spree that subtly moves pieces on the negotiation chess board.
Essentially, Cohen wants Scott Boras and Carlos Correa to know that he doesn’t need them as much as they might need him — and his $315 million.
Reading into Twitter activity is something that always produces some eye rolls, and rightfully so.
But it is what it is, and what it appears to be is a subtly petty way for Cohen to clap back at Boras for dangling the Twins as leverage, and to steal back some power in the conversation.
Once again the Twins appear to be nothing more than a bargaining chip as the Correa drama continues to unfold, but based on Cohen’s reaction it seems to have gotten at least a little bit under his skin.