”Cheater”: Former Cincinnati Reds Star Slams Carlos Correa for Top Dollar Demands

Published 11/24/2021, 7:30 AM EST
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


Carlos Correa entered the free agency as one of the top shortstops, following a stellar run in 2021. However, it was inevitable that the former Houston Astros player would be handed a huge deal, without someone reminding him of his past controversy.

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Carlos has been on the top list of rich franchises like New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. However, a former Cincinnati Reds player thinks it is unfair for Correa to demand a million-dollar deal, given his infamous history.

Scooter Gennett’s harsh comments on Carlos Correa

Scooter Gennett has not been on the field since the 2019 season; however, it seems like he has been keeping track of the 2021 season free agency. Carlos, who just came fresh from the World Series, has been on the radar of top teams for their shortstop position.

Oct 12, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) reacts after hitting a two-run RBI double against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning in game four of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Notably, New York Yankees have shown immense interest in signing Correa for their 2022 season. Moreover, it is also rumored that the Yankees are planning to offer Carlos a $300 million deal in December.

However, the former Giants player, Scooter Gennett, thinks it is not fair to give Correa such a huge deal, after his past controversy with Houston Astros. In fact, he had plenty to say, not only about Correa and his rumored million-dollar deal but also about the whole baseball system.

Scooter tweeted, @mlb about to let a cheater who shouldn’t be playing baseball get a 300 million dollar contract. The big leagues is broken. And people wonder why I’d rather be at home then in a big league stadium. If he had a soul he’d give all 300 million to all the players careers he ruined.”

 

New York Yankees don’t care about Carlos Correa’s past scandals

Unlike Scooter, Yankees seem unbothered by Correa’s infamous history. In fact, Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone even discarded the rumors around Correa’s 2017 World Series controversy hampering their potential relationship.

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Even New York Yankees owner, Hal Steinbrenner, came forward, making their stand clear on the situation. Hal said, “He’s obviously a great talent. And, look, I think, hopefully, most people have moved on from that. I mean, I think it’s only healthy to move on from things like that instead of stewing on it year after year.”

It is indeed healthy to move on from the past, especially since Correa has proved himself as one of the top players in the league. Notably, Carlos even clinched the Platinum Gold Glove in 2021. Regardless, Scooter isn’t a fan of the Carlos, clearly.

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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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