The baseball world woke up to a shocking development Wednesday, as star shortstop Carlos Correa flipped his free agent agreement from the San Francisco Giants to the New York Mets overnight. In the process, 2023 World Series odds for New York’s National League team are on the move.
Correa originally agreed to a 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants after playing last season with the Minnesota Twins. But eyebrows were raised and rumors swirled when the Giants postponed his introductory press conference on Tuesday. It was later reported there was a snag in his physical, which created the delay.
It turns out there’s no delay, there’s a change of plans.
First reported by the Jon Heyman of the New York Post, Correa is the Mets’ new third baseman. Mets owner Steve Cohen opened his bank account once again, this time for 12 years and $315 million to ink Correa. He forms a left side of the infield with shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Updated 2023 World Series Odds
Odds via DraftKings
- Houston Astros +600
- New York Yankees +750
- New York Mets +750
- Los Angeles Dodgers +750
- Atlanta Braves +1000
- San Diego Padres +1000
Prior to the news, the Mets were +1000 and trailed the Astros, Yankees and Dodgers on the odds board. But with Correa in the lineup, the Mets are now the co-favorite in the National League with the Dodgers. The Astros remain the betting favorite.
New York this offseason has re-signed Brandon Nimmo and Edwin Diaz while adding Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, Jose Quintana and more.
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The Giants are +3000 at BetMGM. Other notable teams include the Chicago Cubs at +6600, who announced their signing of former Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson on Wednesday.