Here are the realities of extending King Tuck’s reign with Houston Astros
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker has been on a heater as of late, helping to carry the team's offense with Yordan Alvarez and Jose Altuve still rehabbing their injuries.
Tucker's contract has been a big topic of discussion for the fans and media, but it doesn't look like a long-term deal will be agreed upon anytime soon.
So what should the Astros do? Some have proposed trading him, since he's the biggest asset the team has, but letting him go with him under contract for two more seasons after 2023 seems premature.
Which begs the question: should the Astros be okay with letting him walk when he becomes a free agent?
And if the team does try to sign him to an extension, they have to go into negotiations knowing he's going to get more than Yordan Alvarez (6-years, $115 million), and rightfully so. Houston got a bargain with Alvarez, and availability matters. As good as Yordan is, he misses a lot of time.
Tucker's consistency is one of the reasons he's so valuable.
Be sure to watch the video above as we share our thoughts on how the Astros can retain Tucker, and how much it could cost to get a deal done.
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