Houston Astros may have finally found a George Springer replacement

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Spring Training has begun, and Astros GM Dana Brown spoke to the media about 1st round draft choice, Drew Gilbert.

He's challenging him to fight for and earn the starting CF spot this year.

Could Gilbert be the next George Springer for the Astros?? And what does this mean for Chas McCormick?

Plus, Yordan Alvarez is already dealing with some hand issues, so the need for another outfielder to step up could be necessary sooner rather than later.

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The Braves blew the game open against Hader on Monday night. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images.

When the Astros signed Josh Hader to anchor the back of the bullpen with Ryan Pressly and Bryan Abreu, we thought the club might have the best 'pen in MLB.

But at this early stage in the season, nobody is confusing these guys with Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, and Billy Wager.

Heading into the ninth inning on Monday night, the Astros handed the ball to Hader trailing the Braves 2-1. Instead of keeping the game close and giving the Astros' offense one more chance, the Braves teed off on the closer putting the game out of reach and ultimately winning 6-1.

Hader has one save on the season with an ERA over nine. Which has us wondering, do the Astros have a Hader problem?

Don't miss the video above as ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein weigh in!

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