Why do rumors about Carlos Correa always appear late at night? What kind of hours does Scott Boras keep? I guess when you’re him, you can sleep pretty late. Or is he like Rob Lowe’s character in “Thank You For Smoking,” where he only sleeps on Sundays?
It’s amazing how everyone is buzzing about Georgia vying for TCU in the national championship match when reports tell us that Minnesota and Correa twins are having negotiations that are accelerating. This would make it the first thing in the entire Correa saga ever sped up. Last night that’s Ken Rosenthal, but come a few days later Jon Heyman emerges from whack-a-mole where he resides to do the same thing.
This is while there has been no statement from Correa or the New York Mets or anyone close to them that the deal between those two parties has officially been dropped. Smells a bit like someone, maybe the guy who never seems to sleep, is trying to push the Mets into something, doesn’t it? Didn’t Boras ever use Heyman like a pill cutter before or whatever.
This will be the only leverage Boras and Correa will have over the Mets in whatever dispute/argument/disagreement/game of fish slap they are playing on Correa’s physicality. After this period of time, it became clear that the Mets wanted to change the deal, just as the Giants would if given the opportunity before the Mets bought a chandelier to give him more money.
but what now? Do Twins offer the same long-term deal? Wouldn’t they even do a physical exam, using a highly technical medical procedure to cover the bad X-ray or MRI with their thumb and thus see a perfectly healthy limb? Or perhaps they think the cold Minneapolis Aprils and Mays will preserve it longer.
It’s hard to think that the Twins medical team wouldn’t find the likes of Giants and Mets. But if Correa stepped down with a short-term deal where teams would be more comfortable betting that his feet wouldn’t get wet during that time, wouldn’t there be more teams than the Twins involved? While the rest of the short market has stabilized, it’s not like Boras couldn’t find more teams to connect Correa. The Dodgers still announced that they would start Gavin Lux all year. The Mariners can make money, and there will also be an empty third in a couple of seasons as Correa may have to switch to short play, footed or not. So why just Twins? What did they cook?
Or maybe, if you’re the type of person who sees a fishy smell in everything, it’s the idea that Minnesota – considered the smallest of the Midwest’s smallest and most Midwest by the likes of Heyman and Mets fans – step into the place where the Mets won’t, should be like swallowing strychnine for Steve Cohen. It’s reliable enough because Correa played there last year. Try and start Royal as a rumor and you will laugh out of the room. But twins? It could be argued that Boras was trying to fool Heyman. You know, if you see the world that way.
But someone like Boras knows all aspects, right?
NWSL shoots fish in a barrel
The NSWL has announced that it is taking punitive action against individuals and clubs featured in both the Yates Report and the NWSLPA edition. Rory Dames, Paul Riley, Christy Holly and Richie Burke have been banned from the tournament for life.
While that sounds nice and is certainly necessary, not any of these individuals will get a job in the league again. If any club loses its head and tries to hire any of these yutzes, the backlash from their fans and players will be huge. This is merely underlining it, although thoroughness is not out of order.
More interesting is the Chicago Red Stars fined 1.5 million USD and Portland Thorns 1 million USD because they fail to act on certain occasions, or they continue to deny the coach’s offense or they actively cover it up. That number may not sound like much, but keep in mind that the salary cap (with exceptions) for the 2022 season is $1.1 million. Imagine if the MLB or NFL fined one of their teams $230 million for some offense. That could be the amount of money they’ll actually pay attention to. You can be sure that Thorns and Red Stars do.
Finally, let’s go to Scotland
“Jeezy creeps, man” pretty much sums up the emotions of anyone and everyone, and watch some bastards squander a free kick that your team needs to make the most of. You don’t always need swear words, kids. Like the saying goes, the best throw in the game is a good quick throw.