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Charlie Pallilo: Rockets are simply a much better team than the Jazz

The Rockets should have no problem defeating the Jazz in Game 2 on Wednesday. Courtesy photo

The Rockets didn't have any trouble defeating the Jazz in Game 1, and Houston shouldn't need more than five games to finish off Utah and move on to the 3rd round of the playoffs.

The Texans took part in the least anticipated draft in franchise history this weekend, only because they didn't have a pick until the third round. New Texans GM Brian Gaine can't do much worse in the middle rounds than his predecessor, Rick Smith, and the Texans' first selection, Justin Reid, should have no trouble beating out Andre Hal for the starting job at safety.

Finally, the Astros have an exciting series with the Yankees beginning tonight at Minute Maid, and Houston hopes to snap the Yankees 9-game winning streak with Charlie Morton making the start.

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One of the surprising elements to come out of Astros Fan Fest over the weekend was Jeff Bagwell's role speaking with the media about the state of the team. The Astros have three assistant general managers that were asked to speak, all declined, leaving Bagwell to answer all the questions.

Plus, when Jose Abreu spoke at Fan Fest about signing with the club, he thanked Jim Crane, and wait for it, Jeff Bagwell.

The Astros are expected to hire a GM, and we've been seeing reports about interviews taking place. But will Bagwell remain as the mouthpiece of the organization, acting as a buffer between the new GM and owner Jim Crane?

Check out the video above as the guys from The Wheelhouse lay it all out!

Listen to The Wheelhouse weekdays from 3-7 PM on ESPN 97.5 and 92.5.

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