Despite their best efforts, the Minnesota Twins were unable to retain Carlos Correa this offseason. The San Francisco Giants outbid them in their massive attempt to re-sign the shortstop, but it wasn’t enough to beat their offer.
Correa received a $350 million, 13-year contract from San Francisco. However, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the Twins could only offer the excellent shortstop $285 million over ten years. With that, choosing the Giant’s offer for the 28-year-old Correa was an easy decision.
6.4 fWAR last year, elite defender, 110 wRC+ hitter, teams should be twerking for Dansby Swanson!
— Carlos (@MattBlakeStan) December 13, 2022
However, despite failing to retain Correa, the Twins are not moaning about it. In order to fill the need at shortstop right away, they reportedly switched their attention to free agent Dansby Swanson.
Swanson has been connected to a number of organizations, but the St. Louis Cardinals are believed to be his most likely destination if he leaves the Atlanta Braves without agreeing to a new contract.
Whatever the Twins decide to do, it won’t come as a surprise if they become aggressive in their search for a new star shortstop. Despite the genuinely strange nature of Correa’s one season in Minnesota, he is not someone who is readily replaceable. He did hit 22 home runs for the squad while slashing.293/.366/.467 in 136 games, after all.