An MLB insider is optimistic that a deal can be reached between Carlos Correa and the Mets.

The hitch in the deal between Carlos Correa and the Mets might not spell the end. An MLB insider says he’s optimistic that a deal can be pushed through.

Carlos Correa’s ankle has been the centerpiece of MLB’s holiday season. Concerns over the nearly decade-old injury derailed Correa’s deal with the Giants. Similar worries also threatened to shatter the deal between Correa and the Mets.

New York fans can rejoice, however. MLB insider Jon Heyman suggests this time the deal will be done.

Both parties seemed excited and motivated to get this deal done, and as the Mets and Correa’s camp said they were « working on it » on Saturday, there seems to be some optimism that the deal can be done. make the deal,” Heyman wrote in the New York Post.

There is hope that Carlos Correa and the Mets will come to an agreement.

The last time a team worried about Correa, his agent, Scott Boras, turned around and made a deal with another team. This time around, it seems the focus has been on continuing negotiations between the player and the Mets rather than turning to another team willing to take the risk.

According to Heyman, « the parties may need to agree on language to protect the Mets. » However, it is unclear whether this is a breach of agreement on either side.

Correa had ankle surgery in 2014. The scans of that ankle are where all the drama started. A team that signs a 28-year-old player to a 12-year contract worth $315 million wouldn’t be crazy about a shoddy ankle that renders said player useless.

Still, the Mets have good reason to go ahead with the deal. Correa played eight seasons in MLB without that ankle presenting a problem. He blossomed in those years and he would strengthen New York in its quest for a World Series. It may be worth taking a risk in the long run if it can help get one or two.

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