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If you don’t think 1 Houston team took a bigger hit this offseason, consider this

Houston sports fans were caught off guard this week when Bill O'Brien traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals. However, this isn't the only terrific player that has departed the city for another team recently. The Astros lost Gerrit Cole to the Yankees in free agency just a few months ago.

ESPN 97.5's Barry Laminack, A.J. Hoffman, and Raheel Ramzanali discuss which team will be impacted more in the win column after losing an elite player.

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Thursday on Around The Horn, Tony Reali, Frank Isola, Sarah Spain and Woody Paige discuss if former Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow have truly served their punishments if they are allowed to return next season even if no games are played in 2020.

First, we have no idea what the 2020 season will look like at this point, so there's no reason to complain about their punishments because MLB's 2020 season could still take place. Second, both Hinch and Luhnow were fired. MLB handed down the suspensions, if you have an issue with their punishments, then go after commissioner Rob Manfred.

Should this really be an Astros story?