Houston Astros: Impact of the Ryan Pressly Extension

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The Astros’ front office made a big move earlier this week by signing key player, Ryan Pressly, to an extension.

No, it wasn’t future most valuable player Kyle Tucker. And no, it wasn’t 2021 American League Championship Series MVP and future MVP Yordan Alvarez. But, it was still a key figure to the Houston Astros — closer Ryan Pressly.

On Wednesday, the Astros signed Presley to a two-year, $30 million contract, which will keep him under club control through 2024 with a vested option extend for 2025.

After letting Carlos Correa and George Springer walk in free agency, it seemed fair for skeptical fans to question how committed the Astros are too extending this championship window. But, I think the Pressly extension signals that this front office — in their own non-re-signing Carlos Correa way — wants to extend this championship window deep into the 2020s.