No. 1 advantage for the LA Angels to sign Carlos Correa: A need at the position
The reason that the LA Angels may consider Carlos Correa this offseason is because of the need for a shortstop that they have.
Their starting shortstop in Jose Iglesias is also going to be a free agent this offseason, and it may be time to move off of him. He has a .295 on-base percentage.
While he can make lots of flashy plays on defense, he’s also made 14 errors, which is surprisingly double the errors that Correa has made this season.
If the Halos decide to move off of him, Correa will be one of the big names available this offseason. Not that there isn’t anybody else available, but the Angels might be forced to think about negotiating with him.
Correa will likely want a lot of money as he is coming off of an All-Star season, but again, the Halos don’t have money issues right now.
We didn’t draft any position players this year, so we don’t have a future plan for shortstop, and Correa is still young at 26.