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Carlos Correa Expected to Join Mets on 12-year, $315 Million Deal


The so-called Cohen Tax, because it was nicknamed when M.L.B.’s collective bargaining agreement reached earlier this yr, is a financial threshold that was designed to either reign in Cohen’s spending or allow other teams to benefit from his largess. It has not restrained him, and since 50 percent of the tax payments go to other teams, those other clubs will share about $55 million from Cohen in his pursuit of spending his solution to a championship.

When the Mets were controlled by the Wilpon family, Boras often made jokes concerning the team shopping in bargain bins for players, a legacy bolstered by the aftermath of the family losing a whole bunch of thousands and thousands within the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. Now, much to the delight of fans and agents like Boras, the team’s fortunes have modified dramatically under Cohen, who purchased the team in 2020.

“They’re within the caviar section,” Boras said. “That is about championship baseball in a significant market.”

Boras said he provided the Mets with full medical reports on Correa and didn’t expect them to react because the Giants did. He characterised the holdup with San Francisco as a disagreement over the outcomes of the reports and added that the Giants’ medical concerns weren’t related to a previous back injury.

“Medical opinions are only what they’re,” Boras said, “opinions.”

The Giants, citing confidentiality, acknowledged their general concern, but didn’t elaborate in an announcement released Wednesday morning and attributed to Farhan Zaidi, the team’s president of baseball operations.

“While we’re prohibited from disclosing confidential medical information, as Scott Boras stated publicly, there was a difference of opinion over the outcomes of Carlos’ physical examination,” the statement said. “We wish Carlos the very best.”

The Mets didn’t reply to requests for comment, but Cohen told The Post, “This puts us excessive.”

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