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Jose Altuve signs 5-year extension

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by J.R., Feb 6, 2024.

  1. IBTL

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    Where have you heard the 9 years , 270 mill? Just curious. I haven't kept up with what numbers have been floated around for him.
     
  2. J.R.

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    Couldn't be happier. Altuve is not only a great player but also a person. Glad he's finishing his career here
     
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    That clip never gets old
     
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    The look on Chapman's face get me eveytime. lol
    The look on Chapmans face gets me every time.
     
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    Same. It's hilarious.
     
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    Boras sitting up there, annoys me.
     
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    I thought he was to be a placeholder for until Delino DeShields was ready. I figured this team was going to be led by Jason Castro, Springer, DeShields, Correa, Singleton, Cosart, etc….

    Altuve cemening his grasp on 2nd base by sheer grit and Stellar play was something unheard of ever. I think I read that it’s been since like the 1960’s that a player Altuve’s size has been anywhere near all-star good. The odds weren’t on his side.
     
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    he's befuddled
     
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    Some NY bum made allegations that Tuve used a buzzer inside his shirt. And all these "F@!$# Y...." Most MLB players would of sue for the unfounded allegations and A.Judge went with it. And Luka Doncic would of ejected 1/2 of the arena if he was cursed like that.
     
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    Forget him. Judge should worry about taking steroid and HGH tests
     
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    This is only what I've heard but Boras played a big role in keeping him in Houston (Altuve's request)
     
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    The agent works for the player. Jose Altuve is going to be an Astro for life because he told Scott Boras to figure out a way to keep him in Houston. Which Boras did.

    Boras’ track record shows he prefers his clients to test free agency so they can get top dollar. Many of the top free agents currently unsigned are represented by him, for example.
     
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    People like having four guys for a Mount Rushmore thing, but there are really only two on top of the Houston sports mountain, in my opinion.

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    I grew up watching Earl Campbell.
    In my opinion he would be deserving if he didn't belong to the Tacs
     
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    Earl, Dream and Tuve.

    A lot of Houston sports legends, but those are my top 3. One from each (major) sport.
     
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    Looking forward to the Mountain of Legends at New Caney's own, EarthQuest Adventures.
     
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    So so so so happy to hear this news. Altuve is an insane combination of underdog, highly skilled and likeable. It's like someone created a player in a laboratory with all the traits that I like in a person/player. I can't think of a single thing about him that I don't love. He's highly skilled, but his stature still made all his accomplishments feel like an uphill battle. He's good during the regular season, but amazing in the postseason as well and responsible for so much of the playoff success that we as fans have enjoyed in the recent era. He's quiet, but somehow still a leader in the locker room and commands respect. That quiet has worked against him in some cases when dipshits decided to make false allegations and he ended up taking the brunt of the backlash from the cheating scandal. The way he comported himself in the face of that was Mother Teresa-like. So on top of all that he's mature beyond his years and protects his teammates above himself.

    So you have a superstar level player making crazy money, beloved by an entire city, brought the ultimate success to a city that has never experienced it in his sport and could probably walk into any bar in town and drink for free and sleep with any woman (or man) present that he wanted and somehow simultaneously doesn't seem to have a selfish bone in his body? How the hell does that happen?

    I don't know, but I'm so glad he's on my team and so thankful that they have locked him up for life. There's never been a player that I've wanted to retire as an Astro/Rocket/Texan more than Jose, and now it should happen.
     
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    Definitely. Altuve has reached Dream status. Those 2 are in a league of their own for Houston.
     

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