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Myndi Luevano: Rockets ratings down despite second-longest winning streak in franchise history

This Rockets team is fun to watch, and this year is starting to feel special. Courtesy photo

Even though the Rockets are currently the #1 seed in the West, their TV ratings are down 20%. James Harden's colossal collapse in the playoffs last year might have something to do with that, but this is a different team. If fans aren't watching the Rockets now after winning their 16th straight game against the Thunder last night, you have to wonder if they'll ever warm up to this year's team. 

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One of the surprising elements to come out of Astros Fan Fest over the weekend was Jeff Bagwell's role speaking with the media about the state of the team. The Astros have three assistant general managers that were asked to speak, all declined, leaving Bagwell to answer all the questions.

Plus, when Jose Abreu spoke at Fan Fest about signing with the club, he thanked Jim Crane, and wait for it, Jeff Bagwell.

The Astros are expected to hire a GM, and we've been seeing reports about interviews taking place. But will Bagwell remain as the mouthpiece of the organization, acting as a buffer between the new GM and owner Jim Crane?

Check out the video above as the guys from The Wheelhouse lay it all out!

Listen to The Wheelhouse weekdays from 3-7 PM on ESPN 97.5 and 92.5.

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