ROSTER IS SET

Houston Astros set ALCS roster ahead of matchup with Yankees

Chas McCormick looks like the best option in center field. Composite image by Jack Brame.

The Houston Astros and Dusty Baker made a couple of tweaks to the playoff roster on Wednesday, with the most notable change being the addition of right-handed reliever Seth Martinez.

To make room for the addition of Seth Martinez, center fielder Jake Meyers was left off the roster. Meyers pinch ran in Game 1 of the ALDS scoring on Yordan Alvarez's walk-off home run. Meyers also had two plate appearances in Game 2, striking out twice.

Meyers' struggles and watching a game go 18 innings certainly factored in the decision to add an extra pitcher to the roster, going with 13 pitchers and 13 position players. The Astros must have confidence in Chas McCormick's health, as he was seen limping a bit in the previous series. With Meyers being out for this series, McCormick and Mauricio Dubon will be tasked with holding down center field for Houston.

They say pitching wins championships, so adding another reliever that's tough on right-handed hitters sounds like a smart move for the club.

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Deshaun Watson will make his Cleveland Browns debut this Sunday against his former team at NRG Stadium. Watson has completed his suspension from the NFL for alleged sexual misconduct with dozens of massage therapists, and this Sunday will be the first game he has played in 700 days.

The Browns sit at 4-7 hoping Watson will be the spark the team needs to stack some wins and get into the Wild Card race. The Texans are still searching for their second win of the season, and many believe the team will be hiring another head coach come January.

With this in mind, who has the worst reputation? The Texans or Deshaun Watson?

It seems like an easy answer with Watson's legal troubles, but upon further review, the answer has to be the Texans. The Texans have hired two consecutive coaches that no other NFL team even interviewed. It seems like no quality candidates have any interest in coaching the Texans. Watson, however, had teams lining up for his services when the Texans decided to trade him.

Be sure to check out the video above as we dive into this topic and make a convincing case, as crazy as it sounds, that Watson is perceived to have a better reputation.

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