From all appearances, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros will be no more in the near future. There was no doubt Correa would decline the Astros’ qualifying offer and perfunctory five-year, $160 million offer and enjoy the fruits of his labor via free agency.
As rumors begin to swirl and Correa removes Astros references from his social media, the reality sets in that there will almost surely be a different man turning double plays with Jose Altuve and batting in Correa’s spot in the Astros 2022 lineup.
The good news is there are several good candidates to choose from. The bad news is none of them are Carlos Correa.