KEY POINTS

  • The Astros have yet to lock up Carlos Correa after this MLB season
  • Correa wants big money, similar to Francisco Lindor's deal with the Mets
  • Multiple MLB teams are expected to chase Correa once he hits free agency

For the Houston Texans, they may want to make the most out of the current MLB season with Carlos Correa still in tow.

It seems this will be their last ride together as both sides failed to come to terms on a new pact.

This was revealed by Correa himself gave an update on his contract situation when he spoke to Mark Berman of Fox 26.

However, Correa stressed that he intends to just "go out there and play his best," hoping to bring another title to the Astros.

“We were not close at all. There were not really any negotiations. I’m going to go out there and give it my best and try to bring another championship to this city,” the 26-year-old All-Star said.

But for now, it would be best to take his words lightly. While both sides have failed to come up with an acceptable offer, hope may still float over the horizon.

Having talked to Francisco Lindor who agreed to a $341 million deal with the New York Mets, it will be interesting if this is the type of contract he is looking for.

The Astros initial offer to Correa was a $120 million six-year contract. The Puerto Rican thumbed it down and believed that he deserved something better.

Backing that up, the All-Star player is coming off a good season where he had a .264/.326/.383 while recording five home runs, 25 RBI, and 53 hits.

Unless Houston can come up with a better offer, it appears the partnership may come to an end after this season.

Should that happen, Correa will not fall short of suitors, most of whom may come knocking once the World Series champion becomes a free agent.

Among the teams that could step up and explore a deal include the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and the Texas Rangers.

There is still time for the Astros to work on retaining Correa. But this early, it may be safe to assume that the former first-overall draft pick will want numbers similar to that of Lindor and Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres.

Tatis signed a 14-year $340 million deal in February, the third-largest contract in the MLB.

Carlos Correa Houston Astros Carlos Correa celebrates in the clubhouse after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images