What a Carlos Correa Return Would Mean For The Astros

Joe Fernandez
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 31: Carlos Correa #1 and Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrate the team's 9-5 win against the Atlanta Braves in Game Five of the World Series at Truist Park on October 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 31: Carlos Correa #1 and Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrate the team's 9-5 win against the Atlanta Braves in Game Five of the World Series at Truist Park on October 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images) /
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What a Carlos Correa return could do, if the Astros do in fact win it all in 2022, is vindicate themselves from all the chirping about 2017.

The Astros say they weren’t motivated by the boos, the hate and the vitriol that was thrown their way this past season. But when you’re getting quotes from Blake Taylor saying “It takes a special player to put an Astros jersey on,” if you’re not willing to put up with criticism in every stadium we walk into. It’s a tough gig,” it’s hard to believe otherwise.

Carlos Correa has heard all the hate and went so far as to refute point by point in an interview with Ken Rosenthal the validity of the 2017 World Series championship.

Even if the Astros were to win the World Series this year without Carlos Correa, it wouldn’t feel as sweet. Having as many members from that offense, that’s been told they can’t win without cheating, even though for some reason fans were clamoring for Springer and Correa as soon as they could possibly add them to their roster showing their hypocrisy but that’s for another article, hoisting the trophy to quiet all the nay-sayers would be a dream scenario.

Carlos Correa coming back, even if it is for just one year, does so much not just for the Astros as a team, but for Houston sports overall. Between the trade of James Harden who was the face of the Rockets franchise for so many years leading to a team rebuild and the Houston Texans-Deshaun Watson never-ending nightmare scenario, a Carlos Correa return would be a lift Houston sports fans desperately need.

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Astro fans continue to keep their fingers crossed in H-town. Hopes have never been higher then since that last at-bat on Nov. 2, a deep fly to right field, that Correa could get one more at-bat as an Astro.

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