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The Mets and Carlos Correa deal settled at “55%” after concerns arose

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Again, late last night, more details were reported on the state of affairs between the New York Mets and Carlos Correa.

We’re now coming in a full week since the initial news that the Mets and Correa have agreed to a lucrative 12-year contract. However, with Correa’s medical concerns, nothing was signed that would make the deal official.

One could argue as the days go by, the more worrisome things get for the Mets. When in the end Correa is the bat the Mets desperately need.

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How are things looking for the Mets and Carlos Correa?

New York Post reporter Mike Puma had some new information on how things are going at the moment for Correa and the Mets.

There is optimism that a deal between Corea and the Mets can close, with a source on Monday putting the probability of the two sides finding common ground at 55 percent. Among the possibilities was added contract language that would protect the Mets from financial liability if Corea’s pre-existing case sidelines them for a long time. … But the belief is that Correa – who would strongly prefer to play for the Mets – is not open to restructuring the term or financial terms of the contract.At least three teams have been in contact with Correa’s camp in recent days, but Correa remains committed for the time being trying to end his deal with the Mets.”

So much to unpack.

For starters, the good thing is that there is mutual hope. By all accounts, it looks like Correa wants to join the Mets. The suggested 55% chance of the Mets landing him, according to that source, while not great, could still give Mets fans some optimism that the two are excited to get something done.

What Puma wrote about added contract language came as no surprise. The Mets are going to have to take care of themselves, especially about such a long-term contract, if Corea from his body becomes an issue over time.

However, as Puma also noted, Correa may not be too open to rehashing something that was agreed upon verbally. Not surprisingly, three other teams have approached him. From Korea’s perspective, though, it would then be the third team he would sign with in a season. Far from ideal.

Ultimately, while tension builds for Mets fans, the encouraging point remains that Correa is still interested in playing for the Mets. While the schedule here remains completely unknown, all one can hope is that the Mets and Correa can navigate a way to work through this and sign a contract in the near future.

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