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Here's why Cole's future with the Astros just became more certain

Astros manager A.J. Hinch is taking a lot of heat for the way he managed his bullpen in the Astros' Game 7 loss to the Nationals in the World Series.

Gerrit Cole was never used in the game, even though he was warming up in the bullpen.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank shares his thoughts on Hinch's decision not to use Cole in Game 7, and questions if that will ultimately be one of the reasons Cole decides to leave in free agency. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.

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Rumor: Bill O'Brien may chase off another important Texans free agent

With the season in the rearview mirror, now is a great time to start looking at the key free agents the Texans need to sign long-term.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank shares his thoughts on which players the Texans need to make a priority to re-sign, and shares some concerns about players wanting to leave Houston so they don't have to deal with Bill O'Brien.

Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.