Verlander vs. Cole: Who should the Astros sign long-term?
With Gerrit Cole's arbitration hearing set for February 11th, Joel Blank takes a look at the Astros starting rotation and questions which player should be the biggest priority to sign. Four of the Astros projected starters will be free agents after this season, so who should Houston get under contract for 2020 and beyond? Justin Verlander or Gerrit Cole? Both players have been fantastic, but signing both of them long-term may not be realistic.