"The Marlins fanbase—for the most part—is still celebrating the additions of Cuban outfielder Vctor Vctor Mesa and Vctor Mesa Jr. The club controls the highly regarded Vctor Vctor through what figure to be his prime years Tom Seaver Jersey , while attempting to develop his 17-year-old brother from the ground up.On the surface, it looks like an amazing value:If you don’t use your international bonus pool, you lose it, and the Marlins didn’t have many realistic targets in Latin America. Relationships with those amateurs typically require years to build; the lack of international involvement under previous ownership put them at a disadvantage. So to lock up legitimate talent during the 2018-19 signing period comes as a very pleasant surprise.However, let’s note that, beyond the $6.25 million paid to them in signing bonuses, the Marlins made several other sacrifices to get the Mesas. This should be viewed as an eight-player transaction that might take a decade to fully evaluate.Trade No. 1 (July 31)Photo by Mark Brown/Getty ImagesLeading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, reports trickled out, including from MASNSports.com’s Byron Kerr, that the Orioles were making a “huge push” for the Mesas. They hadn’t been declared free agents by MLB yet Paul Konerko Jersey , but this indicated that the Marlins would need to be prepared for a bidding war.CameronMaybin conveniently found his groove in July after a lack of offensive impact for much of the first half. Miami found a willing trade partner in the Seattle Mariners, who had not totally fallen out of postseason contention at that point.The Marlins unloaded the rest of Maybin’s salary and picked up $250,000 for their bonus pool and added breakout infield prospect BrysonBrigman. They now had a total of $4,319,500 saved up.Trade No. 2 (October 6)The Mesas became eligible to sign in mid-September and wasted no time scheduling a showcase at Marlins Park in front of representatives for all 30 MLB teams.The Fish took advantage of the access, arranging for them to meet Derek Jeter and other front office executives, customizing uniforms and lockers in the home clubhouse, and reportedly taking them out to dinner afterwards.During that information-gathering process, the club must’ve came away with the understanding that, “Yup http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-paul-konerko-jersey , we need more money.”One day later, the Marlins sent right-hander RyanLillie to the Reds for $750,000 in pool space.Trade No. 3 (October 10)It’s one thing to lose a pending free agent and a fringy pitching prospect (MLB middle relief ceiling), but quite another to cash out on controllable major league assets.The Marlins sold low on KyleBarraclough. Just months removed from a sparkling earned run average and thought to be worth a substantial package of young talent, he became just another log thrown into the fiery Mesas pursuit. The Washington Nationals forked over $1 million in pool space...and nothing else.That’s when the Orioles began to sense impending doom, with a source telling The Athletic’s Dan Connolly that their financial advantage had all but disappeared.Trade No. 4 (October 16)Not wanting to leave anything to chance, the Marlins got creative. They plucked outfielder AdonisGir贸n and left-hander BrayanDePaula from their Dominican Summer League affiliate, both so young and raw that the odds are stacked against them ever reaching the highest level. The Houston Astros valued these lottery tickets at $500,000 total.Finally, they climbed the mountain (with a little help from the O’s spending on other international amateurs):The Marlins hoarded $2.5 million in recent months Nellie Fox Jersey , and needed every bit of it to get the Mesa deals across the finish line. The alternative, more precise description of this process would be...Marlins acquire V铆ctor V铆ctor Mesa, V铆ctor Mesa Jr. and Bryson Brigman for Cameron Maybin, Ryan Lillie, Kyle Barraclough, Adonis Gir贸n and Brayan De PaulaEven I have been quick to label this a “win” for Miami given everything that the Mesas are expected to bring tangibly and intangibly. But considering all these variables, the final verdict is still many years away. Is he the future at left field, or another Astros prospect to flame out?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Houston Astros NewsGame ThreadsHouston Astros Minor LeaguesAstros Game DayPodcastsAstros Open Forum: Is it Too Soon to Question Kyle Tucker’s Top Prospect Status?New,137commentsIs he the future at left field, or another Astros prospect to flame out?CDTShareTweetShareShareAstros Open Forum: Is it Too Soon to Question Kyle Tucker’s Top Prospect Status?Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsIn 2015 Harold Baines Jersey , the year the Astros drafted Alex Bregman with the second pick overall in the amateur draft, they also drafted Kyle Tucker with the fifth overall pick at age 18 straight out of high school.He has never disappointed in the minors, proceeding through the system with all the speed a top prospect should. Last year he had 24 home runs and a .989 OPS in 464 plate appearances in AAA at the age of 21. He was rated MLB’s 7th rated prospect this winter.But there are questions. In 64 AB’s last year in his brief major league call-up, he only managed a .493 OPS with no home runs. He was extremely prone to the ground ball out into the shift. So far in AAAhe has a .103 BA in 31 PA’s in 2019.Today’s question: Are Tucker’s current and recent problems just a phase in the development of an eventual successful major leaguer, or are there flaws in his hitting approach that doom him to the fate of the Brett Wallaces, Chris Carters, Jon Singletons, AJ Reeds of the Houston past?Write a fanpost or express your opinion in the comments below.