ASTROS ROUNDTABLE

How one important factor could influence Cole's decision to remain an Astro

Gerrit Cole has been dominating for the Astros this season, but with the end of the season on the horizon and a World Series win nearly in his grasps, you can expect that he wants to be paid for his achievements.

However, if the Astros do happen to win it all, can the possibility of more silverware and continuing friendships be enough to keep him in H-town for the foreseeable future?

ESPN 97.5's Lance Zierlein, John Granato, and Raheel Ramzanali debate on what they believe Cole's decision will be.

POINT BLANK IS PRESENTED BY FITZ ROOFING

How the sign-stealing scandal impacts Cole's decision to return to the Astros

Composite photo by Jack Brame

The cheating allegations shine a bad light on the Astros organization, but how do the accusations affect the players themselves?

With Gerrit Cole currently deciding the direction his future will go, the allegations might throw off Houston's chances of bringing him back.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank and Raheel Ramzanali discuss if the cheating allegations make it less likely that Gerrit Cole will re-sign with the Astros. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing