The Astros have re-engaged with Carlos Correa and the talks are picking up momentum according to multiple sports writing sources.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has suggested why a one-year, $45 million deal isn’t out of the realm of possibility (I suggested this three months ago but I guess Rosenthal has slightly more pull than me), while Buster Olney of ESPN claims agents predicted a six year deal with the Astros with an opt out after the first season is a realistic prospect as well.
Astros fans have seen more big name free agent departures than returns. Losses of George Springer, Charlie Morton, Dallas Keuchel and Gerrit Cole have just become the norm.
There was not an expectation but more a blind hope the Astros could re-sign Correa and avoid the fate Astro fans have become all too familiar with. But it was more hoping he just didn’t sign with a team loathed by the fan base and rather one that could be tolerated seeing him in their uniform rather than ours.
But now the winds seem to be shifting and with so few openings at shortstop on teams that can afford him it looks as though Correa could be re-signing with the Astros, even if for only one more year.
Since it’s all still speculation, we’ll just look at the different facets of how having Correa back for one year would affect the team.