KEY POINTS

  • The Chicago Cubs are among the suitors of free agent Carlos Correa
  • Correa allegedly wants a deal close to what Francis Lindor got with the Mets
  • MLB teams may wait until the lockout ends to resume the pursuit of Correa

One of the top free agents this MLB offseason is still available, and multiple teams are hot on his trail.

Carlos Correa is arguably a top name that at least five MLB teams are pursuing, but nothing has been closed.

The latest team to join the race for the 2017 World Series champion is the Chicago Cubs.

Mark Berman of Fox 26 reported that the Cubs, together with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, have been in touch with the 27-year-old shortstop.

The interest comes roughly a month after the Houston Astros dangled a five-year, $160 million contract to the Puerto Rican baseball player.

At any rate, Correa is expected to land a huge deal before the next MLB season starts.

Although it was suggested that joining the Texas Rangers or Detroit Tigers would have been ideal.

As far as the massive amount he could get, Correa is speculated to likely get a 10-year, $300 million contract at the least.

His deal is forecasted to be better than the $175 million, seven-year deal that Marcus Semien got from the Rangers.

The answer to that should come soon with a lockout expected to begin on Thursday, December 2.

If nothing goes down, all players will have to wait for it to get resolved.

No contracts will be able to be agreed upon once the lockout begins, which would leave Correa and the other remaining free agents at a standstill with no obvious end date, the Bleacher Report pointed out.

Correa is coming off a good season where he hit .279/.366/.485 with 26 home runs and 92 runs batted in.

He finished fifth in the American League MVP race and also made the All-Star team for the second time.

Carlos Correa Houston Astros Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a single against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning in Game Five of the World Series at Truist Park on October 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

As far as the numbers that the Puerto Rican fancies, Correa is believed to be looking at something near the $341 million mark–the same figures that Francis Lindor got last season with the New York Mets.

With a hefty price, it may take time for any MLB team to seal the deal with Correa.