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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After another poor performance from former Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns' season is starting to look like an uphill climb. Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb is out for the year, and Cleveland fans aren't too pleased with the way Watson is playing, especially considering the massive contract extension he signed with the team. And we didn't even get to the off the field drama that comes with Watson.

However, Houston fans are invested in the Browns' season outcome as well, with the Texans holding the Browns' first round pick in 2024, and having sent their own first rounder to the Cardinals in the Will Anderson trade.

So each loss for the Browns, means a better draft pick for the Texans!

For Houston, it looks like they have their QB of the future in CJ Stroud. And he'll be on a less expensive rookie contract for the next several years, giving the Texans more cap space to upgrade the roster.

With all of this in mind, is it fair to question if the Texans dodged a bullet when Watson demanded a trade?

DeMeco Ryans vs. Lovie Smith

Plus, we're only two games into the season, but Lovie Smith's defense was much better (with a similar roster) than what DeMeco Ryans' defense has shown thus far, and DeMeco has the benefit of Will Anderson rushing the QB.

Are the struggles on defense more about the roster GM Nick Caserio has put together, or does this slow start fall on DeMeco?

Don't miss the video above as we break it all down!

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