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Astros must avoid making the same mistake twice

Gerrit Cole posted another fantastic start on Tuesday night and it left a lot of Astros fans concerned about what life would be like without Cole next year.

Cole will command top dollar in free agency, but many believe he is worth it and the Astros should basically write him a blank check.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank weighs in on the importance of re-signing Cole and cautions the Astros not to repeat the same mistake they made with Nolan Ryan. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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