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Carlos Correa reportedly turned down a 10-year, $275 million offer from the Detroit Tigers

Written by Doug Rush

Carlos Correa reportedly turned down a 10-year, $275 million offer from the Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers were apparently going to give Carlos Correa an Alex Rodriguez sized contract before the lockout.

Correa apparently turned down a 10-year, $275 million offer from the Tigers.

If Correa told the Tigers no, it would explain why Detroit turned quickly to land Javier Baez on a much cheaper deal; which was for six years and $140 million.

Corey Seager got a 10-year, $325 million deal from the Texas Rangers just before the lockout, and Correa is considered the better player than Seager, so he’s definitely looking for more in a contract and is willing to,wait until the lockout is over to continue his quest for a massive contract.

Some have also wondered if, and really when, the New York Yankees will get in for Correa since they have a need at shortstop and Correa would obviously fit.

Many had considered the Tigers to be the team to swoop in for Correa, but once they signed Baez, it changed everything in the free agent market.

Now as the baseball world waits for the lockout to end, the anticipation of where Correa will sign will continue.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.