MLB Insider says Cardinals will pursue star shortstops in offseason
By Josh Jacobs
The former Astros star and current Twins shortstop Carlos Correa has got to be the most polarizing name on this list due to the Houston cheating scandal. The aftermath of this may actually make him the best value of the bunch as well.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees do not want Correa. Both of these teams were directly impacted by the cheating scandal and he would not work in their clubhouse. This removes two of the highest bidders from the equation. Correa wants a long-term deal, and if he chooses to go that route this time around, he will not get the money he would hope for.
Correa is quietly putting up another 5+ WAR season and slashing .286/.363/.461 with 21 HR and 61 RBI for Minnesota this season. Correa, like the other shortstops on this list, plays great defense at the position, giving even more value for any suitors. Correa is the youngest of the bunch as well, just turning 28-years old last week.
Fans will have mixed opinions on Correa being a Cardinal. Correa proved this offseason he is willing to go wherever the best offer is, and whether it’s a short term deal with high AAV or a long-term deal at a lower number than he’d like, Correa could provide elite production at incredible value for St. Louis.