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Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Report: ‘Representation Issues’ Sunk Cubs’ 7-Year Deal, $30M+ AAV Offer to Carlos Correa

As it turns out, they may actually have offered exactly the kind of seven-year deal they were reportedly interested in convincing Correa to accept. As MLB Network host Stephen Nelson told Laurence Holmes of 670 The Score, it wasn’t just a matter of rumors tying the Cubs to the former Astro.

“Correa and the Cubs, there was not just a little smoke there,” Nelson said. “There was a huge offer thrown Carlos Correa’s way in Chicago, but because of some representation issues, let’s say, with Correa and his camp, that deal never came to pass.”

Though Nelson didn’t offer additional specifics at the time because he had the audacity to prioritize the supervision of his infant over spilling a little tea, he later tweeted some additional context. Those “representation issues” stemmed from Correa’s move from William Morris Endeavor to Scott Boras in January, the wake of which apparently washed the Cubs’ offer overboard.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 06, 2022 at 05:44 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: April 06, 2022 at 07:20 PM (#6070617)
While 7/$210 is nice pocket money, that deal would only take him through age 33 and that's a terrible age to become an FA again. Now if Boras didn't counter at 9/$300 or some such, then that's on Boras. I don't know what other offers were out there for Correa but I don't blame them for turning down 7/$210. If they turned down substantially better offers then that might have been a big mistake. I still can't believe Correa went as cheaply as he did. Anyway, he has opt-outs after this year and next year so one healthy year and he might easily cruise past 7/$210 and, worst-case scenario, he gets half that money.
   2. The Duke Posted: April 06, 2022 at 08:47 PM (#6070632)
I thought the story was that Boras only took him on if he agreed to the type of deal that he signed with minnesota. If he had done the Cubs deal I understand the previous agent wound have gotten the commission This way the previous agent only gets a % of the one year and then when he opts out, Boras collects the whole fee on the LT deal.

Why Correa would do that I have no idea
   3. Brian C Posted: April 06, 2022 at 10:18 PM (#6070645)
Why Correa would do that I have no idea

That's funny, because in the Correa signing thread, your take was that "Every position player should want this."
   4. The Duke Posted: April 06, 2022 at 10:42 PM (#6070646)
I meant, why he would agree that deal with Boras I don't understand. If what was on offer was 10/250 or something like this, he'll still make out better when he opts out and does 10/325 next winter

But,the more interesting question is why did he agree to wait to help Boras. If he really could have signed a seager deal then the minnesota deal is risky. 10/250 is an order of magnitude smaller than 10/325
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 06, 2022 at 11:35 PM (#6070650)
I clicked in thinking the representation issue would be that the Cubs were represented by the Ricketts family.
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 07, 2022 at 03:25 PM (#6070726)

And I clicked thinking that "representation issue" meant that the Cubs didn't have enough Latinos or minorities in the front office, or something like that.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: April 07, 2022 at 05:16 PM (#6070765)
If what was on offer was 10/250 or something like this, he'll still make out better when he opts out and does 10/325 next winter

But if 10/$250 or 7/$210 was the best on offer this year, why would anybody think 10/$325 will be there next year?
   8. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: April 07, 2022 at 06:28 PM (#6070775)
Because I'm sure Boras told him it will be there next year. Thinner SS FA market or something.
   9. You can keep your massive haul Posted: April 07, 2022 at 06:31 PM (#6070776)
"Talent Issues" sunk my 7-Year Deal, $30M+ AAV Offer
   10. sunday silence (again) Posted: April 07, 2022 at 11:13 PM (#6070807)
Walt makes a good pt. but does it not stand to reason that Correa would not have done it this way if he wasn't very sure more long term offers are waiting for him in the near future? Assuming he's acting logically.
   11. BDC Posted: April 08, 2022 at 11:18 AM (#6070842)
Could be one of those "good school system" decisions. Although looking it up, Correa and his wife have one son, age four months.

So maybe it's the outstanding infant-daycare system in Minneapolis, but they're not as sure about preschools in the area.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 08, 2022 at 11:27 AM (#6070844)
but does it not stand to reason that Correa would not have done it this way if he wasn't very sure more long term offers are waiting for him in the near future? Assuming he's acting logically.
"Betting on myself" is pretty much the sine qua non of baseball player logic. Or the ne plus ultra, take your pick.
   13. sunday silence (again) Posted: April 08, 2022 at 12:29 PM (#6070853)
I'm guessing if he has any kind of year he's leaving after one year.
   14. Cris E Posted: April 08, 2022 at 06:08 PM (#6070907)
The only way Correa plays that second year in MN is if he ends 2022 in a cast.

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