Despite GM denial, here’s why Texans timeline likely not so cut-and-dry

The NFL Draft is right around the corner, and the Houston Texans are causing quite a stir in the local and national media.

Many expect the Texans to take a QB with their top pick, but that narrative is shifting and many believe the team may pass on CJ Stroud if Bryce Young is off the board.

If the Texans pass on QB, will that be deflating for the fan base that was just starting to buy back in after the hiring of DeMeco Ryans?

Plus, Texans GM Nick Caserio spoke with the media this week and said the rumors about him leaving after the draft were not correct.

Now, Caserio may not be leaving after the draft, but ESPN Houston's Lance Zierlein thinks his time as the Texans GM could come to an end after the season.

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The Houston Astros haven't counted on their catchers to deliver much offensive production in recent years, with defensive specialist Martin Maldonado being their primary catcher for the last few seasons. But top hitting prospect Yainer Diaz is making a case to get more playing time behind the plate and at first, based on his ability to swing the bat.

Until recently, he hasn't been able to get any meaningful playing time. Even David Hensley, who was optioned to Sugar Land a few weeks ago, has more plate appearances than Diaz this season.

So how does manager Dusty Baker find more opportunities for Diaz? Should he use him more often as a DH, along with getting time at first base and catcher?

And what does that mean for Jose Abreu, Martin Maldonado, and to a lesser extent, former first round pick and Sugar Land Space Cowboy catcher, Korey Lee?

Plus, considering how good the Astros outfielders have been this year, does the team need to grab another bat before the trade deadline?

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