The Houston Astros have offered a five-year contract worth $ 160 million to Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa in the MLB, according to Mark Berman.
After throwing him a 7-year offer for 120 million in the 2020 offseason, now the Astros have let it be known that they are not going to part with Carlos Correa like that.
This offer is not long-lasting, but it does guarantee Correa some $ 32 million per season and he would be a free agent at 33-34 years of age, where he can still land a 2-3 year contract depending on his status at the time.
This offer guarantees that the Houston Astros want to retain Correa, perhaps they are not very confident in his health due to his history of injuries in the majors, that is why they are looking for a contract that does not exceed six years, seven at least.
Correa has a deadline to only negotiate with the Astros, no other team can contact him. It is possible that on the recommendation of their agent they will try free agency before making a move about their future in MLB.
Without a doubt, the AVG of millions per season is quite good for Carlos Correa, who is coming off a brilliant season and going for his first Golden Glove in the MLB.
The offer is not bad, but it is obvious that Carlos Correa would be looking for a higher sum of money for a minimum of 9 years, which will keep him safe in the MLB at least until 37-38 years when he is in the last of his career.
Correa’s numbers in 2021
Carlos Correa has 26 homers, 155 hits, 92 RBIs, AVG 279, OBP 366 and 850. OPS this season. Not to mention his 7.5 WAR and epic hits against the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox in these playoffs, although he didn’t do very well in the World Series.(Fielding)
MLB sources: The @astros have offered free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa a five-year contract worth $ 160 million, averaging $ 32 million a year.
– Mark Berman (@ MarkBermanFox26) November 6, 2021