In 2012, his first full season in the majors, Stephen Strasburg pitched 159 innings for the Nationals. He was furious when he was shut down in early September, but the Nats said they wanted to save his arm for the future.
It took a while, but the strategy paid off in 2019, when a healthy Strasburg went 5-0 in the postseason and Washington won it all.
I doubt the Orioles will let Rodriguez go more innings than Strasburg did in his first full season.
A good example of this is the Shields trade. That got them Myers and Odorizzi, who gives them 8 WAR, along with Mike Montgomery. Myers doesn't do much for them, but he is flipped for Souza (6+ WAR). Then Souza is flipped for Solak. Solak is traded before getting to the majors, getting them another 2 WAR from Pete Fairbanks. Montgomery gets them an additional 2 WAR in the form of Erasmo Ramirez. Ramirez gets them 1 WAR in a year of Steve Cishek. If you just look at what Myers and Odorizzi did for Tampa the deal looks just okay, but then if you consider what those players were turned into it's a pretty huge win for Tampa.
Correa is just another asset. If they think they have a better chance signing him than some of the available pitchers on, then they'd be silly to not take the asset available. That in turn allows them to flip a package for a more impactful pitcher. I do not think it will happen, but I'd be thrilled. I think the chances this org signs a high-end position player is a lot better than a high-end pitcher.
For the record I’m not advocating going hard for him, just that we’d be remiss to not explore all avenues and there is a world where it could be a good move.