HOUSTON On an afternoon where seemingly no stone was left unturned, when every conceivable question was asked of Carlos Correa, his gushing family, and the available members of the Astros' front office and scouting staff, there was one curious bit of mystery: How did Correa come by a personalized black bat of Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto?
Correa broke the bat during his fourth round of batting practice on Thursday, leaving a slender split down the handle before tossing it aside and grabbing a spare provided by Astros third baseman Chris Johnson.
With every attempt made to render Correa as transparent as possible, perhaps it's best if this oddity is left unsolved. In a span of hours Correa, the first overall selection in the 2012 first-year player draft, completed a physical, signed a 4.8 million contract, met with the media (several times), and took infield and batting practice with his new organization.
Whirlwind doesn't do the past four days justice. Correa was in Secaucu...