5 reasons Gerrit Cole will be an Astro next season

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With Gerrit Cole set to be a free agent at the end of the year, many fans are hoping to see the Astros get a long-term deal done with Cole before he hits free agency.

Cole's agent is Scott Boras, and many Astros fans are well aware of Boras' reputation as a tough negotiator.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank shares his thoughts on why Gerrit Cole will decide to stay in Houston and play for the Astros for years to come.

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Jose Abreu looks lost at the plate.Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images.

We're only 14 games into the Astros season, but Jose Abreu is currently hitting .081 and has been moved down to the eight spot in the batting order. Is the end of Jose Abreu's time with the Astros approaching? Should it be already?

Don't miss the video above as ESPN Houston's Jeremy Branham and Joel Blank discuss his slow start to the season, and future with the club.

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