The dynamic infielder, who won both the Gold and Platinum gloves at his position in 2021 due to his defensive excellence, remains a hot commodity in the market.
The New York Yankees may not be pursuing him as they once did, but the Chicago Cubs, the Seattle Mariners, the Detroit Tigers, and even the Boston Red Sox make sense as potential destinations.
The Astros made him several offers before the lockout, and the player didn’t like them, but they appear to be re-engaging Correa’s camp.
“Astros plan to make new offer to free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa shortly, source tells @TheAthletic. His potential return is creating buzz in camp. ‘Players can’t stop talking about it,’ one source said,” Ken Rosenthal tweeted on Tuesday.
Astros plan to make new offer to free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa shortly, source tells @TheAthletic. His potential return is creating buzz in camp. “Players can’t stop talking about it,” one source said.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 15, 2022
Correa To Houston Is Gaining Steam
In fact, Astros catcher Martin Maldonado has made cryptic posts in social media, inviting fans to think Correa to Houston is a real possibility.
As a matter of fact, it is.
Correa seemed all but gone before the lockout, but the scenario is different now.
There is no deal done yet, but the Astros, at this point, may very well be the favorites to land him.
Correa did earn a huge payday in 2021, after slashing .279/.366/.485 with 26 home runs, 104 runs, and 92 RBI.
He finished the season with 5.8 Wins Above Replacement, or WAR.
He has also shown throughout the years that he can perform in extreme pressure situations.
With only a few days until spring training games start, we should have a final decision soon.