Alex Bregman wasted no time recruiting Carlos Correa back to Astros

Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Houston Astros. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Houston Astros. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Alex Bregman is doing his part to convince Carlos Correa to return to the Houston Astros.

With Carlos Correa being one of the biggest names still out there on the market this late into MLB free agency, Alex Bregman is prioritizing getting his Houston Astros teammate back on a new contract.

Bregman and Correa have been fixtures on the Astros’ run to American League dominance for half a decade now. Correa made his Astros debut in 2015 and Bregman made the big league squad a year later. They have won a World Series together in 2017 and been to two others in 2019 and just last season. Correa is in the midst of his prime, but Houston is absolutely in win-now mode.

Here is Bregman saying he will continue to recruit Correa in his high-profile free agency, saying he will call him every day if he has to.

MLB free agency: Alex Bregman recruiting Carlos Correa back to Houston Astros

Bregman’s recruiting pitch should not be all that hard. If Correa stays in Houston, he will be part of one of the better teams in the Junior Circuit going forward. The Astros have been a perennial top-four team in baseball over the last five seasons. While they only have the 2017 World Series crown to show for it, keep in mind that is the only league title the Astros have ever won before.

Along with Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, they  are the two biggest dominoes left to fall in MLB free agency. Though there are other players still out there on the open market, these are the two that will decide how the second wave of 2022 MLB free agency ultimately shakes out. While both could return to their same franchises, other teams are poised to spend big money, too.

The lockout may help teams like Atlanta and Houston keep their stars heading into spring training.

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