ADVANTAGE ROCKETS?

Tracy McGrady lays out how the Rockets are more dangerous because of James Harden's hiatus

Friday on The Jump, Tracy McGrady and Kendrick Perkins talk with Rachel Nichols about how Harden's extended time off could impact the Rockets in the playoffs. Giving James Harden all that time off will greatly benefit the Rockets, and both McGrady and Perkins see Houston as a good dark horse pick to win a title.

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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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