Detroit Tigers super-sleuths are on a roll and Christmas may have just come early for Tigers fans.
It’s been reported by a Twitter user that Houston Astros free agent Carlos Correa allegedly made a few new Instagram friends.
This has obviously caused quite a stir with Tigers Twitter as the shortstop has been a fan favorite for awhile.
What remains unclear is if these follows were recent or if Correa has followed them prior to that finding.
But the news doesn’t stop there.
Carlos Correa and Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch were spotted eating breakfast in Houston
MLB Insider Jeff Passan reported that Tigers Manager AJ Hinch had breakfast with Correa that lasted through to the afternoon.
Could this have just been a friendly catch-up between the two, or does this mean that the Tigers are finally making that push for a much needed shortstop?
Now that Justin Verlander has re-signed with the Houston Astros and Tigers fans have done away with reuniting with the veteran pitcher, the Tigers have an overflow of funds to dish out on a shortstop, and that market has been hot.
Correa is likely looking at a deal that resembles New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor’s, which is 10 years for $341 million at $34.1 million AAV. Take this for what you will, but it’s been said the Tigers don’t particularly want to spend over the $300 million mark, but these latest reports could have just put that rumor to bed.
Correa is a recent Platinum Glove winner and batted .279/.366/.485 with 155 hits, 26 home runs and 92 RBI on the 2021 season.
A deal before the December lockout would make sense and a signing like this would put Tigers fans back in the seats at Comerica.