Will the Houston Astros be able to sign star players George Springer and Carlos Correa to long-term deals?
The 2020 campaign just didn’t pan out for the Houston Astros the way fans were hoping for. Despite having millions of haters across the globe due to their infamous sign-stealing scandal, Houston entered the year with World Series aspirations for yet another campaign.
However, an early postseason exit squashed those dreams, with the players surely down in the dumps having to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays do battle. Looking ahead, though, the organization has some tough decision in the near future regarding stud players George Springer and Carlos Correa.
While it seems nearly impossible for the team to keep both sluggers in town for the long haul, hold the phone on giving up hope on that notion.
The Astros signing both Carlos Correa and George Spring to long-term deals isn’t impossible
Astros insider James Yasko took a look at what it will take to get that job done for the Houston front office, and as you might expect, there’s going to be plenty of player movement needed in order for both guys to stay in town.
As Yasko notes, cutting ties with Josh Reddick should be at the top of the list. Reddick will enter free agency this winter after playing out the final year of his four-year, $52 million deal. This is an easy decision for the Astros, as his $13 million per season deal off the books for next year’s payroll will be great to see.
Other players Yasko mentions the team needs to say goodbye to includes controversial hurler Robert Osuna, Brad Peacock, Chris Devenski and others. The name of the game for Houston will be slashing the payroll and getting themselves in a position where they can offer both Correa and Springer contracts that will make them want to stay in town.
It surely won’t be easy, but as Yasko notes, it’s not impossible either.