Astros: CTH Staff’s Predictions on where Carlos Correa will sign

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Houston Astros, Carlos Correa
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Carlos Correa could stay in the American League West for years to come but with a different Texas team.

Kenny Van Doren

Everyone knows by now that Hinch and Correa were spotted together in Houston last week having breakfast. You can believe what you want, but the former Astros’ manager didn’t think their meeting was a big deal.

Hinch was Correa’s first major-league manager, and while he has had a player’s manager in Dusty Baker, who finished third in American League Manager of the Year voting in 2021, there is still a connection to him possibly signing in Detroit.

With all the news on the Tigers and the Yankees, I think Correa would likely sign with the Rangers over the two. Correa has his ring, and no matter how much people think it might not count, it still stands on his resume.

Correa would be the face of the Rangers, a thing he hasn’t been his entire career. Yes, he was the best player on the Astros in 2021, but there are other names on that team like Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and others that can take some of the light away from him being the only superstar.

It is evident that Correa has earned himself a check this offseason, and while it would be painful to see him with the Rangers, they could meet some of his criteria.

The Rangers are a rebuilding organization with some top prospects and money to spend, but almost all of their positions are up for grabs and Correa would easily be their starting shortstop and face of the franchise for years to come.

Prediction: 8 years, $270 million with the Rangers

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Although Correa was not selected to an All-MLB Team, his teammates from 2021, Yordan Alvarez (designated hitter) and Kyle Tucker (outfield), were both selected to All-MLB Second Team. It was Alvarez’s second selection, first coming in 2019, and it was Tucker’s first ever selection.

In other Correa news, more players have spoken out about his comments regarding Derek Jeter and his Gold Gloves. Jeter blew it off, while pitchers like Noah Syndergaard and Jered Weaver took offense to it.

Correa has also been active on social media, while singing “Quédate” by Kany Garcia. This translate to “Stay.” The post includes an Astros’ logo as well.