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Carlos Correa is apparently not headed to San Francisco.

Amid the Giants’ concerns about his physical condition, the superstar has agreed to a new 12-year, $315 million contract with the New York Mets, according to the New York Post. The stunning news came late Tuesday night, exactly one week after Correa and the Giants agreed to terms on a 13-year, $350 million contract.

Correa’s introductory conference with the Giants was scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed as multiple media outlets reported he had a physical issue. While a specific concern has not been mentioned, the club has previously grown weary of Correa’s back and then making a deal with him according to NBC Sports Bay Area.

The Giants and Correa’s camp then reportedly had a difference of opinion regarding his medical, opening the door for super-agent Scott Boras, who Correa signed earlier this year, to negotiate a new contract with the Mets.

“We need one more thing, and this is it,” Mets owner Steve Cohen told The Post. “This was important… This lifts us up. This is a good team. me hope it’s a good team.”

The Mets certainly were in 2022, winning 101 games before being dethroned by the Padres. That happened with Jacob deGrom, now with the Texas Rangers, but without Japanese shortstop Kodai Senga and Justin Verlander, who signed a two-year deal with New York this offseason, winning the AL Cy Young and helping Beat Houston in the World Series. Korea. The former Astro posted a 140 OPS+ with the Twins last year.

The two-time All-Star not only switches teams, again, but also positions. With two-time Gold Glover Francisco Lindor enshrined at shortstop in Queens, Correa will reportedly move to third base. The 28-year-old Correa, a Gold Glover himself, has played only briefly in his eight-year career. The same applies to 29-year-old Lindor. Both players debuted in the majors in 2015 and finished first and second in the AL Rookie of the Year race (Correa won the award).

The two Puerto Rican natives are longtime friends and have previously teamed up in the World Baseball Classic. They will now form the best left field tandem in baseball. The addition of Correa also boosts a Mets lineup that already features Lindor, Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo into one of the best in the game.

It’s a devastating development for the Giants after they finally landed a big fish in free agency after many swings and misses over the past decade. Correa was to be a cornerstone of their franchise for years to come. His $350 million deal was more than double what they had ever made in a previous deal. Furthermore, this liquidation period leaves them without another superstar to acquire on the open market and a couple of hit bats to even pursue what is shaping up to be an unremarkable lineup.

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