ICYMI: Astros GM Addresses Altuve, Bregman Extension Talks

New Houston Astros GM Dana Brown has been active this offseason working on trying to lock up core players to long-term extensions. He was successful with Cristian Javier, but thus far unable to make any other deals. 

When it comes to longtime Astros veterans Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman, he says those negotiations will take place next winter. 

 “It’s probably going to be more like next year,” Brown told Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. “We made it clear that we want to keep them both around. This is part of getting through (2025), getting to (2026), some more time to replenish the system without overhauling the roster.

Brown had said earlier this spring that he was hoping to make both Altuve and Bregman career-long Astros. Both are set to become free agents in 2025; Altuve at the age of 35, Bregman at 31.

The neophyte GM was hoping to get some extensions done this spring with two of his young core pieces,  Kyle Tucker and Framber Valdez, but it appears now that those aren't going to be completed before the season. 

Javier is the one player Brown managed to extend, as the young pitcher is now signed through 2027 on a long-term deal inked last month. 

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