MLB Free Agency Rumors: Cubs have serious interest in Carlos Correa, but don’t want to give him a 10-year deal

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Free Agency Rumors: Cubs have serious interest in Carlos Correa, but don’t want to give him a 10-year deal

For the Chicago Cubs fans who tried to sing to Carlos Correa to get his interest in the team, there’s some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that the Cubs really want Correa and would love to sign the 27-year old shortstop. The bad news is that the Cubs aren’t willing to go to 10 years.

Earlier in the off-season before the lockout, Correa turned down a 10-year, 275 million deal with the Detroit Tigers. Detroit then pivoted and signed Javier Baez to a smaller deal; six years and $144 million.

The Cubs don’t mind paying Correa whatever he’s looking for annually, which might be more than what Corey Seager got from the Texas Rangers in the 10-year, $325 million deal he got before the lockout.

The Astros offered Correa a five-year, $160 million contract, which he’s likely not going to accept since he wants the best offer possible, so they’re likely out.

Once the lockout concludes, teams like the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels are expected to make their play for Correa too, like the Cubs have.

But if the Cubs really want Correa, they will have to get over their fear of giving him the 10 years he wants.

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.