“Didn’t get far in talks”: Carlos Correa brutally apprises Cubs that they are not championship-calibre

Carlos Correa wasn't interested in Cubs in free agency because he didn't want to be a part of a rebuilding team.

Carlos Correa
Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa had a simple and straightforward reason to shut down the talks between his trade with the Chicago Cubs he did not want to be a part of a team that is rebuilding. He was a free agent this past offseason and a lot of media shared the light upon him leading the ‘next great Cubs team’.

Instead, Carlos Correa chose to lead he’s leading the first-place Minnesota Twins against the White Sox after signing a three-year, $105 million free agent deal that will eventually allow him to opt back into free agency after this year or next. Upon evaluating the Shortstop free agency market, past offseason, Correa was incontestably considered one of the top guns.

“I didn’t want to be part of no rebuilding,” Carlos Correa told NBC Sports Chicago on Monday, before playing his first game in Chicago since the Houston Astros eliminated the White Sox from the playoffs in the 2021 season.

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Carlos Correa was least interested in the Chicago Cubs, which needs rebuilding

Carlos Correa
Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa said, “We had conversations, but there was never an offer (from the Cubs). I was checking in on stuff. They were more in that rebuilding process. And they knew I wanted to be more in a championship-calibre atmosphere. That’s why I’m a Minnesota Twin.”

With the Minnesota Twins, Correa has a record of 46-37 and they hold a 3.5-game lead in the American League Central after collecting a 6-3 win against the White Sox in 10 innings Monday night.

“One of the main reasons I signed here is because I saw an opportunity to win the division and compete in the playoffs,” Correa told the Athletic the reason behind joining the Minnesota Twins. “Right now, we’re on July 4 and I don’t regret this decision one bit. It’s for sure the best decision I’ve made.”

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“I don’t know what the farm system looks like right now, where it ranks, it’s not in the top 15, right?” he added, “It’s tough. They’re going to have to sign a lot of free agents if they want to compete soon, if not, they’ve gotta keep rebuilding, as the Astros did, or like the Orioles are doing.

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