Ahead of the offseason, Carlos Correa provided a “Dior store” analogy when asked about how the Minnesota Twins could retain him.
The Minnesota Twins missed out on the postseason for the second-consecutive year, as they fell outside of Wild Card contention while the Cleveland Guardians won the AL Central title.
Now, they prepare for the offseason, and could potentially lose shortstop Carlos Correa, who has an opt-out clause after this season.
While meeting with the media, Correa was asked by FOX 9 Sports’ Jim Rich about how the Twins can convince him to stay long-term. That is when the shortstop gave an analogy of shopping in a Dior store.
“I go to the mall and I go to the Dior store and I want something, I get it,” said Correa. “I ask how much it costs and I buy it. So if you really want something, you just go get it. I’m the product here, and if they want my product, they’ve just got to come get it.”
Carlos Correa uses the analogy of shopping at a Dior store to explain how the Twins can re-sign him
As Correa made this comment, outfielder Billy Hamilton was nearby, and he said that was “some big dawg s**t,” as Dan Hayes of The Athletic tweeted out. Speaking of, Hayes offered clarification that Correa was asked if he will opt out of his contract, and he said that he has not made that choice yet.
While he has not yet made a decision whether to opt out of his contract, he is saying that if the Twins want to keep him around long-term, then he is open to an offer.
Last year, Correa was the last top shortstop in free agency to sign a deal. The Twins stepped up, offering a three-year, $105.3 million contract, which includes an opt-out clause after the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
In his first season in Minnesota, Correa recorded a .287 batting average, a .363 on-base percentage, a .463 slugging percentage, 21 home runs, 63 RBI, and 143 hits.
Considering that Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson are set to hit free agency and could command huge contracts, it will remain to be seen what Correa decides to do in regards to his opt-out clause.