The Chicago Cubs are expected to try and add more pieces to their MLB campaign, and one name that could make sense is Carlos Correa.
Correa ended up moving to the Minnesota Twins from the Houston Astros, signing a three-year deal worth $105.3 million.
However, part of the deal allows the two-time All-Star shortstop to opt out after each season, MLB.com reported.
Right now, there is no telling if the 27-year-old will explore his options and see if he can get a better offer.
The fact that he is already earning an annual average salary of $35.1 million may be tough to top.
So far with the Twins this season, Correa has appeared in 60 games and has turned in a 138 OPS+.
If the 2017 World Series champion manages to stay the course and keep himself healthy, there is a chance he may take another pass at free agency,–this time with the Boras Corporation representing him according to a report from Fansided.
One team who could try to woo him back is the Cubs. However, that is easier said than done.
At this stage, the last thing that the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year would want is to join a team in rebuilding mode.
Correa mentioned over the weekend that being part of a rebuilding team is not something he wants to be part of.
Instead, he prefers to be on a team that has good chances at the playoffs and wins the division.
“I’ve always been on winning teams and I’ve always had winning seasons. A rebuilding phase isn’t something I want to be a part of. One of the main reasons I signed here is because I saw an opportunity to win the division and compete in the playoffs. Right now, we’re on July 4th and I don’t regret this decision one bit. It’s for sure the best decision I’ve made,” Correa stated.
Looking at their performance right now, the Cubs will have their work cut out for them if they do have plans of acquiring the services of Correa.
They are at the fourth spot of the National League Central and are 11 games out of the wildcard hunt.
Perhaps the only way to capture the fancy of Correa is if the Cubs have a roster with promise.
So far, only Seiya Suzuki appears to be a bright spot, and it may take more to see Correa say yes to a stint in Chicago.