As the big free agents quickly come off the board, the biggest name of all remains. Carlos Correa, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 Draft and general all-around superstar for most of seven years with Houston, remains available, despite fellow middle infielders Javier Báez, Marcus Semien and Corey Seager having signed months ago.
That, perhaps, is part of the issue; along with Trevor Story, who also remains unsigned, this has been for years seen as the most incredible shortstop free agent class anyone could remember, even with Francisco Lindor taking himself out of it a year ago. It’s not that Correa isn’t desirable, but it’s probably not working in his favor that there have been several other options, too.
Still, the Correa rumors keep flying, and as spring games begin in Florida and Arizona, it stands to reason that he’s going to be making his decision in the next few days.
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It should be clear enough, based on the…