Despite Carlos Correa Physical Report, Mets Still Co-Favorites to Win World Series
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Here we go again: The New York Mets reportedly have concerns about Carlos Correa’s physical and surgically repaired right leg, according to the Athletic.
Yet despite the rumors about Correa’s physical, the Mets remain co-favorites to win the World Series at FanDuel.
As of 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, shortly after the report about New York’s concerns over Correa’s physical first came out, the Mets were +650 to win the World Series, alongside both the New York Yankees and defending champion Houston Astros. Those three +650 co-favorites are followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers at +750.
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As you’d imagine given those odds, the Mets are also the betting favorites to win the NL as of midday Saturday at +350, followed by the Dodgers (+400) and Braves and Padres (both at +500).
Before news broke that the Mets were set to sign Correa on a 12-year, $315 million deal, New York had been anywhere from +900 to +1000 across the market to win the World Series.
The fact that the Mets are still favorites across the market indicates operators remain bullish Correa ends up in New York. Reports have indicated the deal is still on the table.
Mets have expressed concern about Correa’s medicals. Parties are trying to work through it now. @Ken_Rosenthal 1st reported Mets issue.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 24, 2022
Of course, Correa to the Mets became a possibility after a deal between Correa and the Giants reportedly fell through because of San Francisco’s own reported concerns about the shortstop’s physical. NBC Sports Bay Area reported that those concerns stemmed from a leg injury Correa suffered in the minor leagues back in 2014 that required surgery.
Correa’s contract with the Giants reportedly would have been for 13 years and $350 million.
For now, FanDuel is also offering a “New York vs. Everyone” World Series prop, with either the Yankees or Mets winning the World Series at +310 and the field at -410.