Houston Astros Are Trading Carlos Correa
The Houston Astros are trading Carlos Correa, it would appear.
Correa, 24, has a lot going for him. He is talented, young and is one of the most notable short stops with power in major league baseball.
Unfortunately, he is also injury prone and has not played a complete season since 2016. Last year he only played 75 regular season games.
With the 24-year-old set to make $7.4 million next season in arbitration, Houston needs to think long term when it comes to his viability – and apparently that is precisely what they are doing.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Astros are now looking into trading Correa.
The organization is dealing with a situation where they have a payroll that is projected to run over $210 million for 2020.
Between Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, Zack Greinke and Just Verlander, Houston is simply stretching itself too thin financially. And that is to say nothing of players like Lance McCullers, Josh Reddick, Yuli Gurriel and Michael Brantley.
With so many players to pay and financial resources dwindling, the Astros are going to have to make some tough choices.
Correa is a guy with good trade value, so Houston may be better off in the long run just getting a high return for him now rather than waiting until he walks for nothing later.