Carlos Correa changes agency and hires Boras Corporation

Free Agent Shortstop Carlos Correa changed agencies and is now a client of Scott Boras and Boras Corporation, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26. Correa was previously represented by William Morris Endeavour.

At the start of the offseason, Correa was widely considered to be part of a two-headed top in the free agent class, with Corey Seager. Both offered similar appeal to potential teams, as both shortstops entered free agency at the age of 27 and offered elite production on both sides of the ball. MLBTR placed Correa at the top of the Top 50 Annual Free Agents, projecting him for a ten-year, $320 million deal, with Seager just behind in second place and a ten-year, $305 million projection. Seager, represented by the Boras Corporation, beat his projection when Rangers signed him to a ten-year contract worth $325 million. Correa, meanwhile, did not find a contract to his liking before the lockout and remains a free agent.

In September 2019, Correa took the unusual step of hiring WME to represent him, despite the fact that it was more of a show business agency and they didn’t even have an accredited agent with them. the MLBPA at the time. In September 2021, it was reported that the company was still trying to expand its baseball operations, hiring former Angels general manager Billy Eppler, as well as some agents who had previously worked with Excel Sports Management and CAA. (Eppler later left WME to become Mets general manager.)

However, the most recent news about the agency had been their attempts to buy a variety of minor league teams, which drew ire from the MLBPA. In a report by Evan Drellich of The Athletic last week, he noted that the union had “warned player representatives at WME Sports that they risk losing their certification as agents unless they divest from the business”. The MLBPA is responsible for licensing agents, and their regulations prohibit agents from acquiring or holding financial interests in professional baseball teams unless authorized to do so by the MLBPA. There is no evidence that the situation regarding WME and their minor league investments had anything to do with Correa’s departure, and Correa did not provide an explanation for his choice other than to praise the player. expertise and experience of Boras Corporation.

Now Correa will emerge from lockdown with the sport’s hottest agent in his corner to help him navigate what is expected to be a chaotic frenzy of activity, as teams and players try to finalize deals. agreements in the short window between signing a new CBA. and a new season starting. Boras believes he has his hands full in this time, as he also represents other notable free agents, such as Nick Castellanos, Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon.