Houston Astros starting rotation X-factor could ultimately come down to this

Now that Justin Verlander is a New York Met, many fans are wondering how the Astros will pick up the slack in his place. Typically, Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier are the first names mentioned. And we fully expect them to have great seasons.

For us, however, we make the argument that either Luis Garcia or Lance McCullers Jr would be the main reason the Astros could be capable of fading the loss of Verlander in 2023.

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NFL Draft expert Lance Zierlein shares his unique perspective on the Texans options in the draft, and weighs in on how the team should address the QB position.

Lance is of the opinion that the Texans believe Bryce Young would be the best option for the team. So why not trade up to the top pick in the draft and secure your franchise QB?

Check out the video above as LZ lays out the scenario in detail!

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