Carlos Correa is not signing long-term early in Houston

There would be some hopes that the Astros could sign Carlos Correa to a long-term contract. He was drafted number one overall by the franchise and is thought of as their cornerstone. An interesting story broke today by Jon Heyman, Correa’s agent says in a flippant way that there will be no early extension for Correa. Period.

“Carlos is never going to do an (early) multiyear contract,” agent Greg Genske said.

Never? I mean what if they offered him ten years, and put a three in front of a couple zeroes? Seems a little strange, right?

Maybe the Astros have done something to piss Correa off behind the scenes. Maybe it was this:

He hasn’t technically even done a one-year contract either as the Astros renewed Correa the last two years, including this year, when they gave him the major-league minimum of $535,000.

Word is they offered somewhere around $565,000 and were perhaps willing to go a bit higher, but Correa wasn’t going to put his name to something he didn’t believe in, his friend

And then lastly, this:

Speaking of Correa, a friend says, “His mentality has always been that he’s going to play it out.”

Even so, by giving him such oddly low deals, you wonder whether the Astros could hurt their chances to keep him long-term, assuming they are interested. Oddly, they gave an early deal to Jon Singleton ($10 million, five years) who’s in the minors, and offered one to Matt Dominguez, who’s also in the minors but erred by turning it down

You have to wonder if the Astros are going to be able to keep him long-term after reading this. Something here seems a bit amiss.