The Astros could sign Kris Bryant and move Alex Bregman to shortstop.
It’s been so long since Alex Bregman played shortstop some Astros fans may have forgotten that’s actually his natural position.
This scenario is a long shot for sure. While Bryant may not want the same amount of years as Correa (He’s probably closer to the six year contract range) the money will probably be similar if not equivalent.
After all he does have something Correa doesn’t have, which is an MVP award.
Once again though, this would mean the Astros take a defensive hit on the left side of the infield as a Correa-Bregman tandem of two talented shortstops manning the field is not as talented defensively as a Bryant-Bregman tandem.
The plus is that Bryant provides a versatility Correa does not. While third base is Bryant’s primary position, he can also play all three outfield positions and has even played a little bit of first base.
With the Astros penchant for resting players (and the need to with aging veterans Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel), he could provide much needed rest without the Astros sacrificing too much bringing Aledmys Diaz off the bench to fill whatever vacant spot is left based on the matchups.
That said the Astros most likely aren’t going to spend big on Bryant if they aren’t willing to go big on Correa.