The Giants had Aaron Judge for seven minutes and Carlos Correa for seven days.

Both will play in New York next season.

Yes, the Giants were set to sign “Arson Judge” — their top free agent target and a Northern California native — according to a tweet from MLB news breaker Jon Heyman earlier this month. That tweet was quickly debunked and deleted.

But then Correa agreed to the largest contract in club history last week. The Giants had pivoted and landed the superstar player the team desperately needed.

Only Correa never signed the contract.

The Giants were set to announce the shortstop’s arrival in San Francisco Tuesday. Instead, three hours before that celebratory press conference, the team “postponed” it without explanation. The Associated Press reported that the team was concerned about something found during Correa’s physical.

Perhaps the physical found something serious.

The Mets don’t seem to care about it.

Correa backed out of his Giants agreement and struck a new one with the New York Mets overnight, worth roughly the same amount annually as the Giants’ deal.

My official diagnosis: cold feet.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 05: Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins looks on against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 05, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) 


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