Carlos Correa on Being Booed by Twins’ Fans: “I’d Boo Myself Too”

Carlos Correa with the Houston Astros in 2018
Carlos Correa with the Houston Astros in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9719808t)

The Minnesota Twins’ fans seemed to have lost patience with their struggling star Carlos Correa. During a 6-1 loss to the San Diego Padres, the spectators at Target Field treated Correa with a series of loud boos, making it clear that they were unhappy with his performances.

Correa was considered a big coup for the Twins when he signed a six-year, $200 million contract with the team in the offseason. But the two-time All-Star has been playing poorly so far in 2023, and his struggles were on full display against the Padres. He went 0-for-5 in the game and saw his season average drop to .185.

Speaking with reporters after the game, Correa said that he understands why the fans are unhappy with him.

“I’d boo myself too with the amount of money I’m making if I’m playing like that,” said Correa. “Fans want production, and fans want a team that’s going to compete out there and win games. It’s to be expected when you play poorly.”

Correa isn’t the only Twins player who underperformed at the start of the season, with Joey Gallo and Jose Miranda also failing to find their rhythm at-bats. However, with the salary he is receiving, Correa is the one receiving the majority of the criticism.

“I’m going to keep working and keep focusing on the things I can control, and the results will come,” he added.

Despite Correa’s struggles, the Twins are still keeping their heads above water. They have a 19-17 record and sit at the top of AL Central with two wins advantage over the second-placed Cleveland Guardians.

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