MLB Rumors: Red Sox need to strike on Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

After the Boston Red Sox finally locked up superstar third baseman Rafael Devers late this week to a massive contract extension, things are finally looking like they might be returning to the old normal for the team. For a while it felt like they were going to cheap out and trade him for prospects, but in the end they paid their man.

But now that we know they’re willing to spend money, let’s get wild. There’s another name that might be coming back onto the market, and if he truly is available, the Red Sox can’t let him pass them by again. That name, of course, is star shortstop Carlos Correa.

Boston Red Sox are a perfect ‘mystery team’

What a strange offseason it’s been for Correa. First agreeing to a massive deal with the San Francisco Giants, only for it to be cancelled after his physical. From there it was onto an agreement with the New York Mets. That was almost three weeks ago, and still pen has not been put to paper.

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Now, reports are surfacing that the Mets are frustrated with Correa. Team owner Steve Cohen is even liking tweets on the matter. Talk about a bold strategy, and one that is not likely to lead to a fruitful relationship.

It’s getting to the point where it feels like a mystery team might have to get involved for this to get sorted out. Can anyone think of a big market team with money to spend and a gaping hole in the middle infield?

Yep, you guessed it: the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox that are finally realizing that they need to field a competitive, interesting team to keep their fans from straight up ignoring them this summer. The Red Sox who just lost their franchise shortstop in Xander Bogaerts.

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Boston Red Sox and Carlos Correa are a perfect match

First, Correa and manager Alex Cora, a fellow Puerto Rican, are close from their days with the Houston Astros. Second, Correa would at least help to fill a major need for right handed power in the Sox lineup. And third, it would allow Boston to keep Trevor Story at second base, where he shined last year and is just better suited at this point in his career.

Yes, it may be tough for fans to cheer for one of the players involved in the Astros’ cheating scandal. But remember, Cora was there too, and I don’t see anyone holding that against him. And yes, Story may be upset he doesn’t get to play shortstop, but wouldn’t he rather be on a more complete, competitive team? I would hope so.

Boston Red Sox need to keep adding

The Devers extension can’t be the end of Chaim’s offseason plan. Because even though he’s getting credit for finally making the right call on a star player after several failures, the Devers deal isn’t adding anything to the team. He was already here. It’s a retention, not an addition.

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Carlos Correa would certainly be a huge addition. The contract would probably be something creative, whether it’s a one year deal with a higher value, or something similar to his last deal with Minnesota that gives him opt outs. But figure it out, and get Correa to Boston. It just makes too much sense to not happen.