Houston Astros Offer Could Win Back Carlos Correa From New York Yankees as MLB Lockout Ruins Plans

Published 12/17/2021, 8:00 AM EST
Oct 15, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) congratulates second baseman Jose Altuve (27) after he scored against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in game one of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


Despite the MLB lockout, the controversy around Carlos Correa’s future is still making headlines. Earlier, Correa was reported to be on the priority list of top franchises like the New York Yankees.

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However, a new report has brought back Houston Astros in the Correa race, overtaking New York Yankees in the front-runner position.

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New York Yankees taking the backseat in the Carlos Correa race

Before the MLB lockout, it was reported that the Yankees were planning to offer a whopping $300 million deal to Carlos. Notably, when Corey Seager clinched a $325 million offer, it solidified Carlos’ chances of getting a big offer too; however, the lockout ruined the chances of that happening.

Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Atlanta Braves in game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

While Yankees could not make any offer, Detroit Tigers did. According to MLB insider, Buster Olney, the Tigers offered him a $275, million deal for 10 years. However, given his stature and caliber, that seems lesser than what he deserves. Remarkably, he is the best shortstop on the market; but if he doesn’t get a $300 million above deal, he might have to lower his expectations.

Buster wrote, ”If Correa can’t find an offer similar to the $300 million-plus agreements of Francisco Lindor and Corey Seager, it’s possible that he and the Astros could explore a shorter-term deal with a higher average annual salary — say for $35 million a year — with an opt-out after two years.”

It will be a golden victory for Houston Astros if Carlos finds his way back to them. Interestingly, Carlos Correa’s former teammate is optimistic about his comeback to the Astros.

Lance McCullers Jr thinks Houston Astros are part of the Correa race

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Astros pitcher and Correa’s friend, Lance McCullers Jr talked about Correa’s future. “He’s the best shortstop in baseball. So there should be a lot of interest in him. he is definitely my best friend, I am actually gonna head over to his house after today. Whatever is best for him and his family…these guys have to put their families first. Hope it’s here. He’s not signed anywhere else yet. So we still got a shot,” Lance said.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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