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After Giants' Carlos Correa ordeal, Brandon Crawford eyes short for 2023: 'I'm happy'

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Brandon Crawford, the most decorated shortstop in San Francisco Giants history, may have every right to be critical in the wake of Carlos Correa’s situation following the $350 million offer from the San Francisco Giants. organization to a man who would have taken over his post. But on Friday, Crawford typically took the high road in his comments to The Chronicle.

In a wild series of events earlier this week with the Giants signing Correa early, the team informed Crawford that he would be moving on to another position, only to have Correa’s offer taken off the table due a problem with his physical exam.

It made Crawford, a four-time Gold Glover, three-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion — and a player who finished fourth in National League MVP voting two years ago — the shortstop of the Giants again.

Admittedly surprised by the circumstances, Crawford was ready to adapt accordingly.

“At the end of the day, my feelings in all of this don’t really matter,” he said via text message. Was I a little taken aback when I found out about the deal? Yes definitely.

Was I even more surprised when I found out that (Correa) wasn’t signing with us and signing with the Mets? totally. We would have been a better team with a player of his caliber, regardless of my role. »