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Houston Astros Should Prepare to Lose Their Superstars in Upcoming Years

The Houston Astros might look completely different in the next few years with some of their superstars likely on the way out.
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It's hard to imagine the "Golden Era" of Houston Astros baseball actually coming to an end after they put together one of the greatest runs in the history of baseball.

This American League dynasty has survived the departures of Gerrit Cole, George Springer, Carlos Correa and Zack Greinke.

The Astros were able to reload using their pipeline and haven't missed a beat.

But, with their farm system's talent continuing to dwindle after trading away top players and not selecting high in the draft, the days of replacing their departing stars and succeeding could be over.

That's the worry about the Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker situations.

Bregman will be a free agent after the 2024 season and will likely test the free agent market. Tucker and the franchise don't seem close on a contract extension and he too could find his way out of Houston.

At least that's how Eric Cole of Climbing Tal's Hill predicts it happening.

"Bregman is almost certainly gone after 2024. Kyle Tucker and the front office seem far enough apart on extension talks with Boras as his agent that the smart money is on him leaving after 2025," he writes.

This would be difficult for the Astros to overcome no matter if they've done it in the past.

They don't have star caliber players sitting in their farm system like before. Having prospects ranked at the top of their pipeline doesn't mean as much when it's considered the worst in baseball.

So, while it's hard to truly think this run by Houston might come to an end in the next few years, that could be the reality of this situation.