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How the Astros' evolved handling of young players will impact Yordan Alvarez

Rookie sensation Yordan Alvarez has created quite the buzz in just a few games with the Astros.

In years past, the Astros were accused of manipulating service time of prospects to maximize the number of years those players were under team control. Most notably, George Springer and his former agent voiced exactly this concern earlier in Springer's career.

ESPN 97.5's John Granato, Lance Zierlein, and Raheel Ramzanali discuss how that dynamic has seemingly changed.

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ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio talks with Chris Simms about the latest information regarding Deshaun Watson and the cases against him. Lawyer Tony Buzbee told Fox 26's Mark Berman that a settlement is not close to happening, and the women that spoke with the NFL did not feel respected.

So what do we make of this? Florio's opinion is that Buzbee is making these comments to put pressure on Deshaun Watson and the NFL, because stirring up this "hornet's nest" will blow back on Watson and the NFL, not Buzbee and his clients. Buzbee must believe that stirring the pot could help nudge the cases toward resolution in a more timely manner.

Finally, Florio spells out how the game is played with lawyers. Meaning, Rusty Hardin and his team are going to make this process as uncomfortable as possible for all the accusers. According to Florio, that's right out of the legal playbook if such a thing existed.

Check out the video to hear Florio's full take on the latest information.

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