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How the Astros will deal with MLB’s latest game-altering twist

MLB's new rules about relief pitchers could tax a thin Houston bullpen. The Astros bullpen should only be a short-term issue since closer Roberto Osuna should be ready to pitch soon. Also, when Jose Urquidy is able to join the team that will allow Houston's fifth starter to go back to a relief role. Not to mention Brad Peacock and Austin Pruitt should be healthy in the not too distant future. But in the meantime, check out the video as discuss how the Astros can overcome this challenge.

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Thursday on First Things First, Nick Wright lays out why he believes the Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade actually benefits both teams. Many NBA analysts have been very vocal about the Wizards getting the better side of the trade, but Wright doesn't see it that way. Also, Wright discusses what the trade means for James Harden and his future in Houston. The Harden conversation takes place at the 4:16 mark if you want to jump ahead.

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