I realize that it would be indecent to think of the Astros finally spending money on a high market free agent but Shin-Soo Choo strikes me as a fair bet to be a good investment. He may cost $100 million, but he's worth it due to his ability to get on base. A high on-base percentage shows maturity in a hitter, which represents to me what you look for in a player to show that they will age well.
With the players the Astros already have on the rise through the minor leagues, what reason do the Astros have to hold back from spending? This offseason, the front office should add some major pieces to build a winning team. At the off chance that Shin-Soo might accept an offer from the Houston Astros, Carlos Correa would be emerging among stronger veteran presence. An addition of Choo would assure an imminent playoff birth. Imagine the Astros in the playoffs during Correa's first major league season. Also, Correa would be entering arbitration after Choo's salary came off the books. If the team's salary is raised up to 60 million, the framework can be set for a winning team three years down the line. Luhnow would be wise to invest now.