Astros’ Correa Not Happy With Initial Contract Extension Offer

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It’s been a slow start to contract extension negotiations between the Astros and one of their most important players, shortstop Carlos Correa.

“The way things are looking, I don’t know right now,” Correa said.

“The first offer, I thought it was really low.”

Correa has been one of the key reasons for the Astros’ success the last few seasons. In six seasons with Houston, he has hit .276 overall with 107 homers and 397 RBI.

He was the AL Rookie of the Year back in 2015 when he hit .279 with 22 homers and 69 runs batted in.

Correa made the All-Star team in the AL in 2017, a year in which he hit .315 with 24 homers and 84 RBI.

A potential extension for Correa came in a few weeks ago, according to reports, but the two sides haven’t spoken since then.

This season, Correa is due to make $11.7 million playing on a one-year deal. He stated on Thursday he’s playing 2021 like it could be his final year in Houston.

“I understand the business and I know how it goes,” Correa said.

“If they don’t see me here long term, then another team will.”

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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