Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins shocked Major League Baseball when they agreed to a three-year, $105 million contract this offseason. In reality, it was a one-year, $35.1 million deal with player options for 2023 and 2024. Virtually everyone expects Correa to opt-out after this season and seek a long-term contract.
In 86 games this season, Correa is slashing .264/.340/.427 with 13 home runs and 37 RBIs. He boasts a 1.6 fWAR and his wRC+ sits at 120. His numbers at the plate are down from his career-year in 2021, and his fielding numbers have fallen off as well -- he boasts a DRS of just two, compared to 22 last season. That said, he's Carlos Correa and he won't turn 28 until late September. There's a lot of juice left here.
What follows is a look at five potential free agency destinations for Correa if he does opt out this offseason.
The Twins rolled the dice to bring Correa in this offseason, giving him a contract they knew he could opt-out of. The marriage has been relatively successful so far. While Correa isn't putting up career-best numbers, Minnesota is one game out of the Wild Card hunt in the American League. It wouldn't be crazy to see the two sides agree to a long-term deal.
Correa has a ton of good years left. He's still a premier player at his position and would almost certainly be worth the investment for the Twins.