Shortstop Carlos Correa is a legend in Houston.
He played for the Houston Astros from 2015 to 2021 and went to three World Series with them, winning one in 2017.
He was actually a first overall draft pick in 2012, and had several huge hits and home runs in the postseason for the Astros.
Correa, however, chose to leave last year via free agency, and signed a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins despite concrete interest from the Astros in bringing him back.
The Astros appointed Jeremy Pena as his replacement, and he had a solid debut season with good offensive numbers and even better defensive performance,.
While taking part in TBS’ booth for Game 2 of the Astros series vs. the Seattle Mariners, Correa interviewed his replacement in the Astros’ infield.
“Carlos Correa interviewing Jeremy Peña feels so weird,” Starting 9 tweeted, with a video of a short question Correa asks Pena.
Carlos Correa interviewing Jeremy Peña feels so weird. pic.twitter.com/Ayg4PqjmO7
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) October 13, 2022
Correa Interviewed His Replacement On The Astros
Correa wanted to know how Pena felt by hitting behind an MVP candidate in Yordan Alvarez.
The young shortstop said that manager Dusty Baker believes in his abilities and that feels great.
“It’s good to have a manager who trusts you to get the job done,” Pena stated.
Correa made the news this week because he signaled his intentions to use the opt-out clause in his contract and test free agency again, at 28, looking for that long-term contract he desires.
He had a good season in Minnesota, with a .291/.366/.467 line and 22 homers.
He also played great defense at shortstop.