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New York Mets World Series Odds Improve After Carlos Correa Addition
If you haven’t heard by now, let me be the one to break the news for you: The Mets have signed Carlos Correa to a 12yr/$315 million contract. If you thought Correa was already on his way to San Fransisco, you were right–he had previously signed a 13yr/$350 million deal to play for the Giants in 2023. However, after a failed medical that left the Giants unsure of their new signing, the Mets, with the help of owner Steve Cohen, swooped in and stole Correa away, right under the Giants’ noses.
The addition of Correa makes this Mets infield one of the best–if not the best–infields in all of baseball. Correa, who typically is a shortstop, will be moved over to third, because Fransisco Lindor has already made shortstop his come. At first, of course, is Pete Alonso, and at second is the 2x All-Star and reigning batting title holder, Jeff McNeil.
The Mets also added some pitchers early in the offseason, signing Justin Verlander (2yrs/$86.7 million), Kodai Senga (5yrs, $75 million), and Jose Quintana (2yrs/$26 million). All of this, of course, after missing out on resigning Jacob DeGrom, who chose to play for the Texas Rangers.
Mets World Series Odds
Before the Correa deal, the Mets were still sitting pretty in the eyes of the oddsmakers. Before Correa, their odds of winning the World Series sat at +1000, behind only the Astros, Yankees, and Dodgers. Now, thanks to their new third basemen, their odds of hoisting the World Series trophy in 2023 have moved to +750 according to DraftKings Sportsbook, which now ties them with the Dodgers as the third-most-likely team to win the World Series.
Personally, I don’t think Correa is worth that much. That said, I liked the Mets as a World Series option even before the Correa signing–so, if you want to bet on the Mets, I encourage you to do so. Remember, before you place your future wagers, you should be sure to check out these free bets that sportsbooks in your area may be offering!