Correa prepares for what could be final

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Correa prepares for what could be final

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Correa prepares for what could be final run with Astros October 6, 2021 sharefacebooktwitterredditlink HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Correa seems resigned to what now appears inevitable.A Houston Astro since he was 17, his time with the team is probably approaching its expiration date likely to end when the club's playoff run does.This is my home, he said. But its not up to me.Correa becomes a free agent after the season and the Astros seem unwilling to pay him what another team surely will. The sides negotiated in the offseason to no avail, and the star shortstop cut off talks when the season began so they wouldnt be a distraction.He certainly hasnt looked preoccupied on the field this year, hitting a career-high 26 homers and leading all position players with a 7.2 overall WAR and 2.9 defensive WAR. But as the AL West champion Astros prepare to play the Chicago White Sox in their best-of-five Division Series beginning Thursday, the po sibility that these are Correas final games with the team looms large.Im just hoping that theres a way that we can Chris Tierney Jersey retain and sign Carlos, because hes a big part of this team, not only on the field, but hes one of the real leaders, manager Dusty Baker said. General manager James Click deflected talk about Correas future Tuesday.Right now, were focused on the postseason, he said. Well addre s the rest of it when we can.With his future in limbo, Correa reflected on what this team has meant to him as he grew from a boy to a man. He thought back to the day in 2012 when the Astros drafted him first overall. And the overwhelming feelings that enveloped him the moment he set foot in Minute Maid Park not long after that. I just felt like it was still a dream and I couldnt wait to be here, playing full-time, he said. Correa knew what was expected of him from Day 1 and embraced the challenge of helping turn around a franchise that lost 107 games the year he was drafted. When they take you with the first pick overall, I feel like all the pre sure should be on you to make this organization better, he said. Through my time here I have delivered, and Ive done good things for this organization. Winning a championship was up there with that, but also Joe Pavelski Jersey representing this team the right way off the field, that makes me proud.Perhaps the only person close to Correa who is optimistic hell be around next year is good friend Jose Altuve. The second baseman constantly tells his buddy that theyll figure out a way to keep him clad in orange and navy.But he doesnt write the checks, he doesnt negotiate contracts, Correa said.Then his face brightens as another thought enters his mind. But he does have power in this organization, so well see what happens, Correa said. The Astros dont have a history of spending big on free agents. The most owner Jim Crane has ever paid a free agent was a four-year, $52 million deal with outfielder Josh Reddick in 2017.That number wouldnt even scratch the surface of what Correa expects to be paid. He says his friend and fellow shortstop Francisco Lindor set the market for the position when he fetched a $341 million, 10-year contract with the New York Mets before this season. When asked if that's the type of deal hes looking for, Correa doesnt answer directly. Instead, he notes that his career WAR (34.1) is higher than Lindors (31.1) and Marc-Edouard Vlasic Jersey hes had about 800 fewer at-bats. So that should tell you a lot, he said. Correa won AL Rookie of the Year in 2015 and quickly became a face of the franchise as the Astros made their march back to respectability. He starred as they won their first World Series in 2017 and was quick to atone for the teams misdeeds when its sign-stealing scandal was uncovered. Hes been exactly what the club needed at every turn, doing everything po sible to live up to the promise the Astros saw in him all those years ago. He wants to stay, but insists he isnt hurt by the fact the Astros havent already made sure he will. Theyve got to do what theyve got to do to help this organization keep going in the right direction, he said. We built something special here, so I would love to be part of it for years to come. But I understand how the busine s works, so there will never be hard feelings.So, this week instead of worrying about the future, Correa will relish what could be his last playoff run in the city hes grown to love. The 27-year-old, who Baker refers to as Big-game Carlos, thrives as the Martin Jones Jersey stage gets bigger this time of year. Playing baseball is what we live for, he said. The sense of urgency that if you dont win games you go home lights a fire in our clubhouse. We want to show up and show out ... so I cant wait.And if this is his last run with the Astros, nothing would make Correa happier than winning a second title on his way out of town. 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