Carlos Correa was on his way to Oracle Park Stadium for his presentation press conference at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco with his parents, brothers and in-laws. It was then that Agent Scott Boras asked the player to come to room 1212.
Farhan Zaidi, the Giants’ president of baseball operations, called Boras at 8 a.m. from San Francisco, three hours before the presentation.
“They informed me they needed more time, more evaluation,” Boras said Thursday. “He had not made a decision, but did not want to continue with the press conference, as he did not feel in a position to be able to gather information on such short notice”:
Boraas informs Correa of the unexpected turn of the situation.
“Of course he was as surprised as everyone else,” Boraas said.
Instead of completing a 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants, Boras agreed to a 12-year, $315 million deal with the Mets, and Correa flew to New York on Thursday for medicals.
Boras said that the results take between 24-48 hours and it is up to the team to formalize the announcement. A press conference is expected to be held after the end of the year holidays.
Correa underwent his medical with the Giants on Monday.
“We’ve had three teams make 10+ year contract offers to this player,” Boras said. “Of course, everyone was able to check it out. There are no health issues with Carlos right now. A lot has been said about the back and ankles. Now there is nothing that would constitute a medical problem. About him All the projections and evaluations respond to what the doctors think about his future.
Boras spoke after the New York Yankees introduced pitcher Carlos Rodone at a press conference. The agent said all teams received the results of Korea’s late-season physicals conducted by Dr. Christopher Camp, the Twins’ chief medical officer and director of performance and orthopedics at Mayo Clinic.
“He got all the information from the player to make an offer,” Boras said. “I have a long letter praising him, and with it a 10-year contract recommendation. It was provided by the Minnesota team doctor he was with last year.”
Boras assured that there should have been no problems with Correa’s 2014 surgery to repair a bone fracture in his right leg. Dr. Kevin Werner, chief of the Department of Orthopedics at Houston Methodist University, operated on Chorea.
“He talked and was available to talk about stability and how he was feeling,” Boraas said. “The player hasn’t had any kind of treatment, or anything like it since he was 19.”
San Francisco informed Boras that it still wanted to sign Correa, a discussion Boras said involved CEO Greg Johnson, Zaidi and the club’s attorneys.
“I asked him how much time he needed. Boras said, he has prepared a schedule, about which he will have to wait till 1 pm to tell us. “Then we got information that they wanted to continue talking for more time. But by then I told them that they have to decide whether they are going to honor the letter of agreement that we reached. They wanted to talk, but they could not go further. So I told him that I would have to explore options on behalf of Carlos with other teams.