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Joel Blank: Kudos to Kelvin Sampson and the Coogs

Kelvin Sampson and the Cougars accomplished a lot this season. Courtesy photo

Despite University of Houston's heartbreaking loss to Michigan on Saturday, the Cougars surpassed expectations and had a great season. Kelvin Sampson did a fantastic job of leading the team to the NCAA Tournament and winning their first game in the Big Dance in thirty-four years.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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