Despite the end of the Major League Baseball lockout being nowhere in sight, it hasn’t stopped all the Astros fans’ speculation about what to do if and when Carlos Correa leaves.
There are options available throughout the farm system as well as free agency, though it is pretty much universally agreed whatever replacement the Houston Astros get will not be near the level of talent and production we’re used to from Correa.
The Astros have five choices for who can fill in the hole left by Correa’s departure.
The Astros weren’t willing to sign the big deals like their division rivals the Texas Rangers did handing out seven and 10-year deals to Marcus Semien and Corey Seager (respectively). Which leaves them with free agents who aren’t looking for more than six years or an internal replacement option. Here are the Astros choices.