Commitment Issues? Here’s Why Chicago Cubs Have Not Landed Carlos Correa Payday Yet

Published 12/22/2021, 10:27 AM EST


Chicago Cubs fans’ hopes went sky high went they saw reports linking Carlos Correa to their favorite team. While the team has a serious interest in Carlos, a new update hints at being a potential deal-breaker for their future with Carlos.

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Former Houston Astros shortstop is one of the top free agents this off-season, and expectedly, he is seeking a long-term deal worth millions. However, the Cubs might not be ready for a long-term commitment.

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Chicago Cubs don’t want a 10-year contract with Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has been on top priority for rich franchises like New York Yankees, hence taking his stakes up. Interestingly, when his competitor in free agency, Corey Seager, secured a $325 million deal, Carlos was predicted to land a higher deal.

Oct 8, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) looks to the dugout during the game against the Chicago White Sox in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy Reuters

Lately, reports had shown Carlos’ potential future in Chicago. However, a new source pushes Cubs back from the front-runner position in the Carlos deal. According to Score’s Bruce Levine, Cubs have serious interest in Carlos Correa; but they are not ready for a 10-year commitment despite having the money, a deal Carlos might be expecting.

Notably, this could be a strategic move by Cubs’ front office, yet one cannot ignore they have some serious threats from other teams. With the richest franchise in MLB, the New York Yankees, also in the race, they can only hope Carlos doesn’t receive a long-term offer.

Can Cubs convince Carlos for a short-term deal?

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Interestingly, the Chicago Cubs can still land Carlos Correa in upcoming free agency, with a short-term deal. A report had claimed that if Carlos doesn’t receive a $300 million offer, he might look for a short-term deal, but with a high average annual salary. Being the top free agent, Carlos’ demands are indeed in the right place.

Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Atlanta Braves in game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

If Cubs want to secure him on their side, they will have to go for a high average annual salary short-term deal. Albeit, all the reports, nothing can be concluded as of now, until the lockout is over.

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It could be Yankees, Astros, Cubs or any other team, who do you think is going to be Carlos Correa’s future team?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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