What’s next for the Astros after Correa’s departure?

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With Carlos Correa’s departure to Minnesota, what’s next for the Astros?

Many Houston Astros fans woke to the news Saturday morning, as tenured Houston shortstop Carlos Correa signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Twins. Correa’s deal with Minnesota has an opt out after one year, which he almost certainly will take if he continues to post All-Star numbers.

The Twins know this, so there’s a chance they deal him at the deadline to a contender if they aren’t on path to make the postseason with the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers in their way, which could bode well for the Astros.

If Correa has a great season, he could sign a massive 8-10 year deal next offseason, with Scott Boras getting a full cut on it prior to Boras having a split portion of his share of this year’s deal with Correa’s former agency.