MLB Winter Meetings rumors: Notes on Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa

SAN DIEGO — Here’s where things stand after an eventful start to the Winter Meetings.

• The elite shortstop market is heating up now that the Phillies jumped the competition in true Dave Dombrowski style to grab Trea Turner. The Cubs, Cardinals, Dodgers, Braves, Twins, Angels and, depending on the Aaron Judge decision, Giants and Yankees are still monitoring the shortstop market. But the Turner contract does not change the money calculation. To lower their potential tax bill, the Phillies added years to Turner’s offer to lower the average annual value to $27.3 million, far below Corey Seager ($32.5M), Francisco Lindor ($34.1) and Carlos Correa ($35.1 million), who is a free agent again after opting out of his deal with the twins. And Turner preferred the East Coast, limiting the field. Correa could re-set the standard, particularly if the dodgers or Giants go to a shorter term/high AAV deal.

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