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Here's where the Astros rank among the favorites to win a World Series in 2020

The 2019 season ended only about a month ago, but it's never too early to look ahead to next year. Despite the Astros being more than likely to lose Gerrit Cole in free agency, Houston is still favored to win the World Series in 2020 along with the Yankees at +600, depending on where you place your bet.

ESPN 97.5's Charlie Pallilo and Raheel Ramzanali discuss if they would bet on the Astros to win it all next season. Quick Hits presented by Tight Ends Sports Bar & Grill.

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This is a rough week for Astros fans. Photo by Getty Images. Composite image by Brandon Strange

On Tuesday night former Astros center fielder George Springer agreed to a 6-year $150 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays according to MLB Network's, Jon Heyman. Now we have reports that Michael Brantley will sign a 3-year deal with the Blue Jays and join Springer in Toronto.

This is a crushing blow for the Astros to lose both Brantley and Springer to Toronto. Former Astros right fielder Josh Reddick is also a free agent that won't be returning to Houston, which puts the Astros in a position where they only have one starter locked-in to play the outfield in 2021, that being Kyle Tucker. Just last year the Astros lost one of the best pitchers in baseball, when Gerrit Cole broke the bank signing a 9-year $324 million contract with the Yankees. Add that to Springer and Brantley leaving for Toronto and you have an Astros team losing three of their best players in short order. In Brantley's two seasons with Houston he hit over .300 with 27 bombs and 112 RBI.

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