By: Caleb J. Duncan
The Houston Astros are securing their third baseman for the next six years with a deal reportedly worth $100 million.
The 24-year old All-Star has been a vital playmaker for the Astros and helped secure the team’s first ever World Series win in 2017 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They made it to the American League Championship last year before being eliminated by the Boston Red Rox, who would go on to win the World Series.
Alongside Jose Altuve, George Springer, and Carlos Correa, Bregman has solidified the Astros as a high-caliber offensive juggernaut as the team finished the last two seasons with 100+ wins for the first time in franchise history.
In 2018, Bregman had a line of .286/.394/.532 with 31 homers and 103 RBI to continue his surge.
Bregman is continuing to improve on the field and at the plate so the $100 million price tag is looking to be a steal right now if his dominance continues.
The Astros signed Jose Altuve to a 5-year extension last year so it’s clear the team is looking to ensure their core group remains intact for the foreseeable future. Carlos Correa recently won his arbitration case with Houston to earn $5 million for the upcoming season, but a back injury hurt his stat line in 2018. Houston will need to see enough improvement from the former Rookie of the Year to justify signing him to a large contract like Bregman’s. The team has George Springer locked up for another two years on his current deal.
The Astros also used today to sign reliever Ryan Pressly to a two-year $17.5 million deal.
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