Astros: Scooter Gennett offers terrible take on Carlos Correa’s free agency

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Former infielder Scooter Gennett is not happy about Carlos Correa’s impending free agent contract.

Some might wonder who even is Scooter Gennett, as his name bounces around social media this week. But even to that regard, he did have a seven-year career in Major League Baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants.

But what brings his name up now isn’t about his time in the National League Central, it is about his take on Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros‘ cheating scandal.

On Sunday, Gennett took to Twitter to show his anger towards a certain subject like many humans do, but this anger was directed towards Correa’s free agency and his impending $300 million contract. The now 31-year-old believes that Major League Baseball is making a mistake letting Correa possibly make this money.

"“@mlb about to let a cheater who shouldn’t be playing baseball get a 300 million dollar contract,” Gennett tweeted. “The big leagues is broken. And people wonder why I’d rather be at home then in a big league stadium. If he had a soul he’d give all 300 million to all the players careers he ruined.”"

Many fans chuckled by this remark from Gennett, while the former second baseman was never close to Correa’s numbers or even his free agency status. Some even thought of it as an intention grabber to put his name back in circulation, while being out of baseball since 2019 when he was designated for assignment by the Giants.

Astros’ catcher Martin Maldonado even responded to it with “Just saved brother,” which means he saved the Tweet for later use. These type of receipts Maldonado thrives upon, as he has been a big defender of the Astros and his best friend, Correa.

Despite being a one-time All-Star and hitting four home runs in a game, Gennett never found a team after his best efforts in 2019. The 31-year-old has only displayed 7.1 bWAR in his seven-year career, which is just short of Correa’s 7.2 bWAR for the ’21 season.

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