How Houston Astros league dominance may cause a Yankees tail spin


MLB writer Jon Heyman wrote a piece for the New York Post this week encouraging the New York Yankees to "Buy" their way into another championship roster. Get this, Heyman is proposing that the Yankees re-sign Aaron Judge at $45 million/year, sign Justin Verlander for $43 million/year, sign Carlos Correa or Trea Turner at $35 million/year, and how about they sign a top-notch closer in Edwin Diaz at $22 million a year. Bringing the grand total to almost $150 million. And that's just in additions, all of these moves plus what is already on the books will come out to around a $300 million dollar payroll for 2023.

Be sure to check out the video as we discuss how these moves could blow up in the Yankees' face, and much more!

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The Texans are releasing corner Shaq Griffin. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images.

One of the big factors that led to the Texans' loss to the Jaguars on Sunday was the secondary. Multiple flags for pass interference gave Jacksonville more opportunities to pick up first downs and score points.

So it's no surprise that DeMeco Ryans is making some changes to his defense this week. According to several reports, Texans corner Shaq Griffin has been cut.

Nickel corner Tavierre Thomas was flagged for PI more than once on Sunday, and was burned badly by Jaguars receiver Calvin Ridley for a touchdown.

DeMeco was asked after the game if he considered replacing Thomas with Desmond King or Shaq Griffin. Ryans didn't give a definitive answer, but it looks like we got one today.

One has to wonder if Desmond Kings' experience playing nickel was the reason for his promotion to the active roster and why Griffin was released. If Thomas continues to struggle, King looks like the next man up to replace him.

The Texans also made some other adjustments to their roster on Wednesday, per Aaron Wilson. Linebacker Denzel Perryman returns from suspension, kicker Matt Ammendola and linebacker Garret Wallow join the practice squad. They also released Gerrid Doaks from the practice squad.

The other big piece of news involves left guard Tytus Howard. He heads to injured reserve, ending his season after hurting his knee against Jacksonville.

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