Here’s why Astros can (and must) do the thing they’ve never done during the Crane era

The Astros should consider a different approach this season. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein discuss John's assertion that the Astros simply don't have enough firepower to compete with the Yankees this year, and the front office needs to add a big bat before the deadline. Something the Astros have been reluctant to do during the Crane era.

Plus, the guys break down which positions need the most help and who might be available as a replacement through trade.

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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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