I wonder if any of these guys will get huge contracts from the Astros. Luhnow is following the blueprint established by the Cardinals, who have been playoff contenders for the past 20 years, with the occasional deep run. You don't keep that kind of consistency by signing guys to huge contracts, because those huge contracts typically involve paying guys a ton of money after they have declined substantially. Look at the Tigers and Phillies over the past few years to see teams that did it the wrong way. You maintain consistency by making sure the farm is stocked. Because Correa started his free agency clock ticking so early, he'll still be fairly young (26?) when free agency hits. That's rare. I can see the Astros pouring a ton of money into him in order to lock him up, because it makes sense. His decline arguably won't start until near the end of his first big contract. But many are speculating that he won't sign until Altuve signs. Altuve is going to look for a huge contract because he's been playing for peanuts for the past few years. Most underpaid guy in the league. Hard to blame him too much, he and his agent made a decision to ensure his financial future, and that turned out to be in the team's favor, at least in hindsight. Anyway, I'm betting that the analytics being done are not favorable to Altuve being worth the money he'll certainly be looking for. He'll be on the wrong side of 30 when he becomes a free agent and presumably looking for an 8 year deal. The Astros got his best years for pennies on the dollar. Anyway, if they don't resign Altuve, I question whether Correa will want to remain on the team. So enjoy the next couple years.