3 ways the Cubs could structure a Carlos Correa contract: 3 years, $150M
OK, let’s assume like everything else in today’s world, things go totally sideways and Correa can’t find anyone willing to go long-term on a deal. Instead, he’s got 5-6 serious suitors vying for his services on a shorter pact.
That means to separate yourself from the field, you’re going to need to really blow everyone out of the water. If you’re going toe-to-toe with Los Angeles and New York, you need to drop the checkbook on the table – which is how you could end up knocking on a $50 million AAV.
Again, I definitely don’t think this is a particularly likely scenario, but stranger things have happened. If he’s healthy, Correa is a cornerstone – but a team like the Cubs are going all-in if they’re handing out a deal like this, and it would also mean there are several other impactful moves waiting in the wings before the season starts.
Let us know what you’d want the Cubs’ offer to Correa to look like in the comments. Hopefully, the MLBPA and owners can bridge the gap in talks soon and we don’t lose any regular season action. Until then, we wait.