It actually happened. The Minnesota Twins are sitting in the last chair after the music stopped in the dance to try and sign Carlos Correa.
The ramifications of the deal are yet to be determined, as Correa’s medicals concerned two teams enough to press pause on handing over $300 million. Minnesota was able to reel Correa in with a $200 million deal that’s good over the next six years, which is a higher AAV than the original 10-year, $285 million offer but was enough to get a deal done.
In the immediate fallout, let’s not overthink the potential pitfalls of this deal or whether or not Correa’s leg might fall off at some point in the future. Twins fans just watched the team hand out its largest contract ever, and land perhaps the No. 1 free agent on the market this winter.
It also ends the seemingly endless Carlos Correa drama.
That’s absolutely massive and deserves celebration. We can sort out all of the details later, and dive into what it all means for the team’s future at another time. Correa is in Minnesota for the next half-decade, we have time.
For now, let’s just load us up with those sweet, sweet internet jokes.
Best memes and tweets after Twins sign Carlos Correa
No one is safe from the comedy cellar known as Twitter. While almost everyone popped off jokes, a few stood above the rest as real gems.
To be clear, the jokes had more to do with the Twins essentially being the but it might work for us meme from Arrested Development, thinking things will be different with Correa for them. Correa is a top shortstop and a critical piece for a team that’s serious about contending. This seems to be a very good deal for Minnesota, on paper.
That being said, even Twins fans were getting in on the fun.
We even had the White Sox catching a stray amid all of this chaos. Truly, Twins fans are getting the full experience right now.
There will be a time and a place to seriously talk about what the Correa deal means. There’s even a chance the deal doesn’t go through, considering the drama with his physicals. But for now, Twins fans should take a step back and enjoy this moment, because massive league-shaking deals like this don’t often happen to this team and that deserves to be celebrated.