There are already some big names that have come off the market in Major League Baseball this offseason.
Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom, Xander Bagaerts, Trea Turner, and Justin Verlander have all already signed new deals.
However, there are still some big names out there for teams to pick up as they try to compete. Headlining that list is Carlos Correa.
Correa opted out of his contract with the Minnesota Twins after just 1 season and was expected to draw plenty of attention on the free agent market.
It seems that has been the case already. According to a report from MLB insider Jon Heyman, the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, and Chicago Cubs have all been showing interest in the All-Star shortstop.
Giants, Twins, Cubs are among teams in on Carlos Correa, who has the advantages of being a little younger than Bogaerts and Turner and also having no qualifying offer
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 10, 2022
Correa has done plenty to warrant the interest with his .279 career batting average, pair of All-Star Game appearances, and 2021 Gold Glove Award. Last season he kept up his high level of play with a .291 average and 22 home runs for the Twins.
There was also a report earlier in the week that another contender could be involved in the race for Correa’s signature. According to Buster Olney, the New York Yankees are a team to watch for Correa.
"The team I'm watching at the moment — the Yankees. Because I'm definitely picking up a lot of vibes there that yeah they signed Aaron Judge to that $360 million deal, but they're working on something big." – @Buster_ESPN on Carlos Correa.
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) December 9, 2022
Wherever he ends up, he’s sure to land a massive contact and he’ll be a huge addition for any team that can secure his signature.