Major League Baseball may be gearing up for the World Series, but attention is already being paid to the offseason and the plethora of high-profile free agents who could be soon joining different teams.
One such player is shortstop Carlos Correa, who is chasing his second World Series ring but will be seeking a major payday as soon as the Fall Classic wraps up.
Where might he, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Boston Red Sox outfielder Kyle Schwarber call home next season?
Find out with this look at the latest MLB free-agent rumors, complete with a prediction for each player.
Carlos Correa to New York?
ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Wednesday that "after a year of limiting their spending, the expectation is that the Yankees will land a shortstop, and that will likely be either Seager or Correa—perhaps with the intention of eventually shifting that player to another spot."
He also revealed six evaluators believe Seager to be the better shortstop but acknowledged there is a sentiment within the Yankees organization that the Los Angeles Dodger would need to change positions.
The Yankees have Anthony Volpe, the team's top prospect, ready to make the jumps to the bigs "sometime in the next two seasons," seemingly necessitating a switch of positions regardless of whether the team signs Seager or Correa.
Correa is starring in the postseason, where he has the opportunity to win his second World Series ring. He is responsible for 9 runs, 11 hits and a home run, with a .297 batting average and an on-base percentage of .395.
The Yankees are undoubtedly taking note of his performance this offseason and weighing it versus those of both Seager and Volpe as they seek to upgrade. Time will tell where the Bronx Bombers decide to use the money it saved up by restricting its spending in this past offseason.
If the Astros win their second World Series since 2017, it would be difficult for the team to justify letting one of its cornerstones leave in free agency. Houston would have to shell out considerable money to retain Correa, but there is little denying he has earned it during his time in Space City.