Carlos Correa somehow uniting Dodgers and Giants fans is sickening

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Not in a million years did MLB fans see this coming. Carlos Correa's medical dispute with the San Francisco Giants saw the two sides ditch his initial 13-year, $350 million contract before he promptly signed with the New York Mets for 12 years and $315 million.

And in the process, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants fans were on the same side ... for just a moment. But any moment -- no matter how brief -- in which that's a reality feels wrong. Disgusting. Unfathomable.

Leave it to Correa, though! He's Major League Baseball's foremost heel. He's one of the most talented players to ever grace the shortstop position. He's one of the most brash trash talkers. Worst of all, he backs it up. He's the modern day leader of NWO, if MLB were WCW.

Now, Dodgers and Giants fans can despise him equally, since he's staying in the National League on the behemoth Mets, who have had recent postseason history with both clubs. And the road just got harder for the NL West.

Laugh at the Mets for "Metsing" all you want. It may end up still being the narrative. It happened in 2022 when they melted down, lost the division, and were then ousted in the Wild Card round. But the 2023 version of this team will be very different. On paper, it's much more talented than the Dodgers and Giants.

Carlos Correa uniting Dodgers and Giants fans for a moment feels like a crime

What's even worse is that this is ostensibly all the Giants' fault. The Dodgers were prepared for a 13-year crash course with Correa being Public Enemy No. 1. The rivalry was about to level up in a manner nobody had expected.

San Fran flagging something in Correa's physical, only for Steve Cohen to turn around and throw $315 million at the slugger, is something Dodgers fans can take joy in. But in the end, the Dodgers hate Correa, so it's a blessing that he's not tormenting them in the division for over a decade. But Giants fans now share a hatred for the two-time All-Star.

This was LA's thing! Giants fans joining the party takes away the luster and fun of it.

Correa held a special place on Dodgers fans' Disgust Tree. Dodger Stadium has been packed on multiple occasions since Correa's return to LA after the Astros' cheating scandal was made public. The boos rained down. Correa acknowledged them. He played the part. The story went on, even when he was with the Minnesota Twins -- a team that doesn't matter to the Dodgers whatsoever.

Giants fans didn't go through the trauma Dodgers fans did with Correa. They have no right to join the "hate" bandwagon because they pulled out of the deal. As for Correa, his departure providing us a fleeting moment of unity with Giants fans is yet another unforgivable sin.

Lose-lose here for the Dodgers -- you know, outside of the Giants having one of the worst offseason in recent memory.

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