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Houston Astros may be employing next-level gamesmanship, and we’re here for it

Astros pitcher Framber Valdez received a lot of attention after Game 2 of the World Series for the way he rubbed down the baseball in between pitches. With the thought being, he's using an illegal substance to gain an advantage against the opponent. This behavior isn't something that's really new for Framber, but with all the eyes on Houston during the World Series, he is now receiving a higher level of scrutiny.

Plus, catcher Martin Maldonado has been told by MLB he can no longer use the bat Albert Pujols gave him, as this bat is no longer legal to use in MLB unless you were grandfathered in like Pujols. With so many concerns from Philly about the Astros and their reputation over the last several years, could Framber be taking advantage of the situation and leaning into the narrative just to make the Phillies and their fans waste time worrying about a non-issue? Pretty crafty if you ask us.

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Deshaun Watson will make his Cleveland Browns debut this Sunday against his former team at NRG Stadium. Watson has completed his suspension from the NFL for alleged sexual misconduct with dozens of massage therapists, and this Sunday will be the first game he has played in 700 days.

The Browns sit at 4-7 hoping Watson will be the spark the team needs to stack some wins and get into the Wild Card race. The Texans are still searching for their second win of the season, and many believe the team will be hiring another head coach come January.

With this in mind, who has the worst reputation? The Texans or Deshaun Watson?

It seems like an easy answer with Watson's legal troubles, but upon further review, the answer has to be the Texans. The Texans have hired two consecutive coaches that no other NFL team even interviewed. It seems like no quality candidates have any interest in coaching the Texans. Watson, however, had teams lining up for his services when the Texans decided to trade him.

Be sure to check out the video above as we dive into this topic and make a convincing case, as crazy as it sounds, that Watson is perceived to have a better reputation.

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