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Given how much is on the line, don't sleep on the Texans

The Houston Texans are getting ready for another big season and several of their players will be playing on the last year of their contracts.

Will the added incentive or chasing a new deal help these players up their performance and impact the Texans in the win column?

ESPN 97.5's Charlie Pallilo and Raheel Ramzanali share their thoughts on their expectations for these players and the Texans this season.

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The Astros are adding to their offense in free agency. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

According to multiple reports, the Astros are finalizing a deal to sign former White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu to a free agent contract.

The 35-year-old first baseman finished last season hitting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBI, and a .824 OPS. Abreu provides plenty of pop, with five seasons with at least 30 homers in his career.

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This move most likely comes at the expense of Houston Astros first baseman and local favorite, Yuli Gurriel, who is also a free agent this offseason. On the other hand, the Astros had to upgrade at DH, and maybe Gurriel could still return to the team in a utility role or back at first base.

We'll update the details on Abreu's contract as the information becomes available.

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