A wise Jedi Master once said “the ability to speak does not make you intelligent”.
For example; Andy. Andy’s shit takes started off as
jokes a bit, but now I think he’s serious. He claims he’s retired from being toxic, but I have my doubts… That all being said, Andy’s takes aren’t nearly as bad as some of the things I’ve seen on Twitter the past 2 weeks.
Correa, the world’s sexiest shortstop not named Dansby Swanson, returned to our Minnesota Twins after a series of odd situations. After having deals fall apart with San Francisco (Giants) and New York (Mets), it seemed that Correa was out of options and signed here. I don’t fault fans for comparing us to a 2nd rebound. It’s an accurate take. But you know what isn’t? Calling this deal a stupid one.
Correa’s Ankle Impacted His OffseasonFor those that don’t know, Correa was supposed to sign with the Giants back on December 13th, but apparently, there were…issues. The deal ultimately fell apart. Correa was then slated to sign with the Mets, but that too also went in the shitter. It was later made known what the issue was. His physical, specifically his ankle, was concerning.
Correa suffered an ankle injury back in 2014. It required surgery to repair it.
It’s true, Correa’s ankle has not hindered him since the initial injury in 2014.
Ultimately, the Mets and Giants still wanted to land Correa, but at a significantly lower rate due to the concern for his ankle. Both teams offered 6-year deals at $140 – $150 million with options for another 6 years with similar earnings. However, Correa was looking for more upfront and was willing to sacrifice more on the back end.This is when the Twins swooped in and offered him 6 years, $200 million with vesting options for another 4 years. In total, the deal could end up being 10 years, $270 million.
Even though the deal is significantly less than the other two and very team-friendly, “fans” still find a way to bitch about it.
Shit Takes Galore about Correa’s Ankle
Smart Twins fans were overjoyed with Correa’s return. Team friendly deal for a top player in the league. Who would be mad about that? Uneducated fans of the game.
Correa and His Health
People can bitch and moan all they want. This was a smart deal. Why? Because the concern was long-term health of the ankle. After 7-8 years. Which is why we went out and signed him for 6 years with 4 different options.
It’s true, we are paying Correa more money than what the Giants and Mets offered in their 6-year deals. Again, he wanted more money upfront than what the others were offering. Sure it may look like he settled with us, and maybe he did, but we still got him.
It’s also true that the Mets and Giants used the same doctor, who very obviously was not going to change his opinion on the matter. But the issue wasn’t the ankle at this very moment, it was what could happen down the line (again, 7-8 years from now).
So this is, as Producer Cam would say, a fucking Massive W.
Former professional High School Baseball player. 12 Handicap Golfer. Patrick Reusse blocked me for calling him old.