Correa reveals how his family reacted when Giants contract fell apart
Carlos Correa reveals behind-the-scenes details about what happened the day his contract with the Giants fell apart.
After agreeing to a 13-year, $350 million deal, both sides reportedly geared up for a December 20 press conference at Oracle Park. The Giants postponed his debut, but the star shortstop and all of his family who were with him in San Francisco were stunned and filled with emotion after the physical failure.
After the Giants shared their concerns about Correa’s body, Correa, 28, had to let her family know what was going on.
“I’m back in my room,” Correa told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal in an exclusive interview earlier this week. I said: The deal didn’t go through.I have physical problems.They gave me a bit of a weird look.”Are you kidding?”I said,”No, I’m serious.”And then a little There was complete silence during Then I noticed that my mother had teary eyes. She left and came back 20 minutes later. She and my father were crying.
“Watching my family go through it was a much tougher moment for me than finding out that the deal with San Francisco didn’t go through. Everything I do, I do for my family. Me The reason he grew up playing baseball was to lift his family out of poverty.
“I knew at some point the deal would go through. If it hadn’t.” [the Giants], maybe with another team. The hardest part for me was seeing my family crying and hurt on the news. “
Correa, as the face of the Giants, was poised to begin this new chapter in his career. was welcomed into the bay.
As a result, Correa may have viewed the press conference as a celebration. He had brought some family members there for the occasion before receiving the grim news.
“Everyone [was in attendance]said Correa. “It was my parents. My brother. My sister.
“They are the ones who help with the housework. has been working with me since he was 11. We were all waiting at the hotel for the press conference the next day.”
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After the deal fell apart, Correa’s agent Scott Boras quickly agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the New York Mets. , that agreement also collapsed.
Correa’s story finally came to an end this week when he returned to the Minnesota Twins on a six-year, $200 million contract.
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