Astros Carlos Correa Wins Arbitration Case Against Team
The Houston Astros submitted a contract salary to stud shortstop Carlos Correa of $4.25 million which was a pay raise of $3.25 million from what he made last year (if you're doing the math at home he made $1 million last year).
Carlos Correa didn't feel that was enough so the matter was taken to an arbitration court and the court sided with... Carlos Correa who will earn a total of $5 million for this upcoming season.
Sometimes this process can be a little awkward with the team having to argue against the player making more than the team is offering. However, Correa took to Twitter to give his account of the professionalism Houston showed throughout the process:
This was the first year of arbitration eligibility for the 24-year-old Correa, who had to endure back issues in 2018 and as a result, played in just 110 games. Playing through the issues he posted a career-lows in OPS (.728), RBI (65), home runs (15), doubles (20), hits (96), and batting average (.239).
Despite the injury-plagued 2018 season he's still averaged 22 home runs, 83 RBI's, and has put together an overall league-adjusted 137 OPS+ over his first three seasons in the Major Leagues.