Astros: 3 free agents to make up for Carlos Correa’s production

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies in action during the game against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field on September 29, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Nationals 10-5. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 29: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies in action during the game against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field on September 29, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Nationals 10-5. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

As the Houston Astros face the possibility of having to replace Carlos Correa, here are a few options they should consider. 

The Houston Astros are facing the very real possibility that Carlos Correa will end up playing for someone else in 2022 (assuming this lockout ever ends). Correa seems to want a big paycheck. The Astros are apparently hesitant to offer him anything close to what he wants. It’s a tough situation.

Now since Correa may not end up playing in the Bayou City next year, the Astros may have to get a little creative as they try to replace him.

Here are three options for possibly replacing Correa.

Carlos Correa free agency: 3 options for Houston Astros to replace Carlos Correa’s production

Trevor Story

The most straightforward move possible would be to replace Correa with one of the other really good shortstops in this batch of free agents. Trevor Story is a pretty good hitter. Why not take a swing at him and see what happens?

There are a few factors the Astros would have to consider with Story. His injury history isn’t exactly ideal (though, neither is Correa’s) and Story is generally a much more productive hitter while at Coor’s Field.

Would he be able to hold

Story also seems to want a pretty big contract and he’s probably not going to come as cheap as the Astros are really wanting to pay. But, one thing really working in Houston’s favor here is it seems like Story doesn’t want an absurdly long contract. So, maybe a deal could be made here.

Plus, if you want to win, why not go ahead and pay for some stars that could help you win?

Story would make a lot of sense. Probably more sense than some of the other options that are theoretically available.

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