Minnesota Twins Carlos Correa (29) is predicted to be the American League MVP.
On the 14th (Korean time), ‘Bleacher Report’, a sports media outlet, predicted 10 things that would happen in the major leagues in the 2023 season. The media predicted that Correa would be active, saying, “Corea will win the American League MVP. If Minnesota gets a little better, it’s possible.”
Correa is the one who heated up the Stove League this time. Correa jumped into the free agency market by declaring an opt-out after finishing last season. He was called the Big Four shortstop along with Xander Bogatz, Trey Turner, and Dansby Swanson, and was courted by many clubs.
It was the San Francisco Giants who announced the news of the transfer first in the scramble for recruitment. 13 years, $350 million. It was the fourth major contract in major league history and the best treatment for a shortstop. However, abnormal findings were found in the club’s medical test, and the final contract was terminated.
Then the New York Mets immediately approached Correa. Although the terms of the contract were slightly lowered, they agreed to a large-scale contract of 315 million dollars in 2012. But this time, he also failed the medical test. In the past, Correa underwent surgery on her right leg, as an abnormality was discovered. 토토사이트
Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, said, “Even after surgery, Correa played 89 percent of the games over the past three years. There’s nothing wrong with the surgery,” but both the San Francisco and Mets withdrew their contracts.
In the end, Correa signed a free agent contract with Minnesota on the 12th for a total of 200 million dollars over 6 years. back to the original team. Originally, Correa offered a 10-year, $285 million contract from Minnesota, but he signed a smaller contract.
Due to concerns about his physical condition, Correa’s free agent contract was terminated twice. Still, the fact that he’s a top-notch shortstop in the league remains unchanged. The media expected Correa’s performance, saying, “Corea is an outstanding shortstop who will start the 2023 season at the age of 29. He has just entered his prime and can be better than ever.”
At the same time, he predicted the possibility of winning MVP. Minnesota belongs to the American League. You have to compete for the MVP spot with star players such as Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. If he signed with the San Francisco or Mets, he could battle Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Juan Soto of the San Diego Padres for the top spot in the National League.
The media said, “It would have been good for Correa to win the MVP when he faced Betts and Soto,” but “Corea will have the motivation to prove ‘wrong’ to the teams that withdrew his recruitment.” expected to win the MVP by beating the outstanding competitors.