Ranking the long-term contract priorities for the Houston Astros

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With Justin Verlander's future still uncertain, which players should the Astros be targeting to lockup long-term? Both Cody Stoots and Brad Kellner believe Framber Valdez is the player they would prioritize, but Jake Asman see things a bit differently. Kyle Tucker would be the player he would bet on long-term for Houston.

Plus, the guys also discuss some other Astros players they would love to see the team hold on to for the foreseeable future.

Be sure to check out the video above to watch both sides of the argument and see where you come out!

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The Braves blew the game open against Hader on Monday night. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images.

When the Astros signed Josh Hader to anchor the back of the bullpen with Ryan Pressly and Bryan Abreu, we thought the club might have the best 'pen in MLB.

But at this early stage in the season, nobody is confusing these guys with Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, and Billy Wager.

Heading into the ninth inning on Monday night, the Astros handed the ball to Hader trailing the Braves 2-1. Instead of keeping the game close and giving the Astros' offense one more chance, the Braves teed off on the closer putting the game out of reach and ultimately winning 6-1.

Hader has one save on the season with an ERA over nine. Which has us wondering, do the Astros have a Hader problem?

Don't miss the video above as ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein weigh in!

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