He became a dad, he endured a 99-day MLB lockout, and he was in constant negotiations before and after the lockout as the top free agent on the market. It all started when the Houston Astros walked off the field at the end of the 2021 season after losing the World Series to the Atlanta Braves. At that moment, Correa officially became a free agent for the first time in his career. Originally — as in, before the lockout — Correa was determined to get a long-term deal worth around $300 million. But the lockout threw a wrinkle in that plan. Correa joined me this week on "Flippin' Bats" to discuss the offseason and his mindset throughout it.