Giants reach agreement with Carlos Correa on 13-year, $350 million deal

Dec 13, 2022, 8:56 PM | Updated: Dec 14, 2022, 8:20 am

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA - MARCH 29: Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins runs the bases after hi...

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The San Francisco Giants got the marquee player that they have been looking for.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Giants have reached a 13-year, $350 million agreement with star free agent shortstop Carlos Correa.

San Francisco has been in the market for top-shelf talent, and after missing out on Aaron Judge last week, President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi just hit it big by bringing Correa to Oracle Park for the next 13 years.

Correa’s 13-year deal includes no opt-outs and a full not-trade clause.

The 13-year commitment ties Bryce Harper’s 2019 deal that he reached with the Philadelphia Phillies for the longest contract in MLB history.

Correa, 28, is a two-time All-Star, Gold Glove Award winner, Platinum Glove Award winner, and World Series champion while with the Houston Astros in 2017.

The slick-fielding shortstop batted .291 with 22 home runs, 64 RBI, and an .834 slugging percentage over 136 appearances for the Minnesota Twins in 2022.

After missing out on several superstar talents like Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge, and Shohei Ohtani, San Francisco has been searching for franchise-level talent for years. By signing Correa, the Giants have an elite talent that will roam the infield at Oracle Park for the next decade-plus.

Correa will provide a San Francisco lineup that has sorely lacked power with a legitimate home run presence, as the slugger has posted six seasons with 20 home runs over more out of eight big league seasons. Giants shortstops have had nine seasons with 20+ home runs in franchise history.

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Signing Correa also sets the Giants up at the shortstop position following Brandon Crawford’s eventual exit as the longtime fan-favorite is entering the final year of his contract. At age 36, Crawford’s days in orange and black are numbered, but with Correa in the fold, the veteran will have some pressure alleviated this coming season.

It’s currently unknown if Crawford or Correa will be sliding into a different position in the infield or if the two will be forming some right-left platoon, but the fact that San Francisco now has two plus-fielding shortstops on the roster is a huge positive.

After signing Correa, right fielder Mitch Haniger, retaining Joc Pederson, and signing pitchers Sean Manaea and Ross Stripling, the Giants have had a busy holiday season that appears to have been capped off with the placing of a star at the top of its Christmas tree–and that star is Carlos Correa.


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