Top MLB insider still listing LA Angels as fits for Carlos Correa despite Yankee push

Oct 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Carlos Correa is a major free agent target for the LA Angels.
Oct 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Carlos Correa is a major free agent target for the LA Angels. / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Many LA Angels fans have been calling for Perry Minasian to sign Carlos Correa since we got closer to the end of the 2021 season. Many teams' fan bases have been doing the same, as Correa has many suitors. Recently, the Los Angeles Dodgers somehow were even revealed to have entered the fold.

The good thing for the portion of the Angels' fan base that wants Correa, however, is that despite the Dodgers (who always show more willingness to spend than the Angels) being in on Correa, the Angels are still on the radar according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman:

The interesting thing is that the Angels are still considered as a suitor despite the Yankees being in on the shortstop. The Yankees, despite seeming to never spend as much as they can and not at the Dodgers' level, still are of course expected to outspend the Angels again.

The most notable part about what Heyman reported, however, is the money situation. Seager got $325 million from our rival Rangers, and Correa wants more. If you're an Angels fan who wants Correa, this would put your chances in even more doubt. Let's say Correa wants $330 million for 10 years. (He'd want more than that, by the way.) That would put us at over $194 million on the books for 2022 if he got the AAV of $33 million in that first year. The Angels likely won't do that because they still have a pitching staff to work on and they already said that fixing the staff is most important.

Signing Carlos Correa could be risky for the LA Angels.

Carlos Correa just won a Gold Glove, and would complete what would be the best defensive infield in MLB if he signed with the LA Angels. He's one of the better position players in the American League. The issue that many fans have with him is in his past.

Correa was at the forefront of the Astros/Red Sox sign-stealing cheating scandal, and handled it in many questionable ways. His lack of accountability for his and his teammates' actions has rubbed many fans the wrong way. Many of his accomplishments are considered illegitimate to baseball fans, and baseball players. He also made some comments about Derek Jeter recently that the baseball world didn't like, and new Angels starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard is one of many players who have spoken out about not being impressed with who Correa is.

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Many fans worry about the clubhouse fit that Correa would bring to the Halos. It would be understandable if his AL West rivals were not cool with his past actions. There are truly two sides to the Correa situation. It does appear that the Angels are still a possibility for the two-time All-Star, however.