The latest chapter in the Gerrit Cole saga reveals Astros dodged a bullet

Many fans wanted to see Gerrit Cole return to the Astros after the 2019 season, but Cole opted to sign a massive 324 million dollar contract with the Yankees. Now that we've seen 2020 play out and the Astros went further in the playoffs than New York, is it actually a blessing that the Astros aren't on the hook for Cole's contract with MLB owners being so cash-strapped due to the pandemic. Also, would the Astros even have a chance to re-sign George Springer or Michael Brantley if Jim Crane was stuck with Cole's boat anchor of a contract? Be sure to watch the video above to find out.

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With the Houston Astros seemingly holding a death-grip on the AL West and breathing down the neck of the Yankees for the best record in the American League, there are some concerns arising around recent health updates (or non-updates) on Michael Brantley, Lance McCullers, Jr, and Yordan Alvarez. ESPN Houston's Vanessa Richardson and Paul Gallant discuss the details of each player and the implications of their present condition. Watch the short video above to see the entire discussion and be sure to hit subscribe so you can keep up with all our latest content!

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