It is not usually major news when a player switches agents. That can happen for any number of reasons, especially when the switch involves a player signing on with Scott Boras. However, in the case of Houston Astros free agent shortstop Carlos Correa, it is certainly noteworthy.
That is especially the case in the wake of what happened with the Tigers. Correa reportedly had a ten year, $275 million offer from Detroit, but that was turned down. The Tigers did not waste any time pivoting in a different direction, signing Javier Baez instead.
Houston Astros free agent Carlos Correa shows former representatives made mistake
One can certainly read between the lines when it comes to Correa’s reasoning for hiring Boras. He cited his “highest level of baseball expertise and proven experience” as why that change was made, which would seem to indicate that he is not pleased with how his journey in free agency has turned out.
All of this may stem from that rejected offer. There was plenty of speculation that Correa wanted to be reunited with former manager AJ Hinch, especially after the pair were spotted having “lunch” for hours at the start of free agency. While they may claim that the meeting was just two friends having lunch, and for Hinch to give Correa a gift for his newborn, that seemed far-fetched.
Boras has worked miracles before. He has gotten teams to bid against themselves and pulled lucrative contracts seemingly out of nowhere. If Correa so strongly wants to go to Detroit, Boras may be able to make it happen. After all, Baez can play second base.
Even if this is not about Detroit, and just Correa looking to maximize his earnings in free agency, Boras is the best option. He may be able to get Correa that contract he had been looking for, potentially even exceeding what the Rangers gave Corey Seager. This is a move that maybe he should have made long ago.
Houston Astros free agent shortstop Carlos Correa has signed on with Scott Boras. Maybe he can correct the mistakes of Correa’s prior representation.