ASTROS SPRING TRAINING

How Astros hope to have exciting answer to a few lingering questions

As Houston Astros Spring Training kicks into gear, all eyes are on Yordan Alvarez. The 2019 Rookie of the Year hopes to rebound from an injury-plagued 2020 season. ESPN Houston's Charlie Pallilo explains how Yordan Alvarez can fill George Springer's shoes offensively.

In the above video we discuss:

  • The loss of George Springer makes Yordan Alvarez all the more valuable to the offense. If Alvarez can repeat his production from his rookie season, he'll more than make up for Springer's departure.
  • One of the big question marks is whether Alvarez can play defense or, with 2 questionable knees, whether the Astros would even want to use him in the outfield.
  • Questions surrounding Yuli Gurriel could make Alvarez playing first an interesting option, but the position requires an incredible amount of skilled footwork and agility that Yordan has yet to show.
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With news coming down this week regarding the Houston Texans and their alleged role in the Deshaun Watson situation, ProFootballTalk founder and former lawyer Mike Florio shares his thoughts on the Texans being sued by Tony Buzbee and how he sees the legal proceedings playing out.

Also, Florio believes that the outcome of these cases will come down to "legal duty," and the Texans will argue they had no idea what Watson was doing, and it wasn't their responsibility to protect these individuals that have no ties to the organization.

Be sure to check out the video above for a full breakdown from a legal perspective.

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