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Here's why things just got serious for the Houston Astros

Here's why things just got serious for the Houston Astros
The Astros are back in action this Thursday against the Yankees. Composite image by Brandon Strange.
Former Houston Astros All-Star shares unique perspective on state of the roster

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Who is actually determining how much Jose Abreu is playing right now? Is it Joe Espada or is someone telling him from the top of the organization to play Abreu and not take him out of clutch moments?

Also, could Espada be sending a message to the front office by giving them a good look at how bad he is, and how much he's hurting the team with regular playing time?

ESPN Houston's Jeremy Branham makes that case in the video above, but his radio partner Joel Blank isn't quite buying it.

Don't miss the video above for the full conversation!

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