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Astros' Dusty Baker addresses Contreras rumors, JV's departure

Dusty Baker spoke to the media after Justin Verlander's Mets deal was announced. He said they couldn't afford what the Mets offered, but spoke highly of JV on his way out. Dusty also talked about the team engaging with free agent catcher Willson Contreras, which could be sparking some jealousy from Martin Maldonado.

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The Houston Texans have scheduled second interviews with Giants OC Mike Kafka and Broncos DC Ejiro Evero. Will the Texans hire one of those guys? And what does it mean for Jonathan Gannon, Shane Steichen, and DeMeco Ryans?

Keep in mind, Gannon, Steichen, and Ryans can't interview this week due to NFL rules. But the Texans aren't meeting with Kafka and Evero if they weren't impressed during the first round of interviews.

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