Felger and Mazz are split on their picks for the big Sunday Night Football showdown between the Patriots and Ravens, so that leaves Chris Gasper to break the tie.
In his career, Tom Brady has struggled against the Ravens, throwing only 6 touchdowns to 8 INTs. Add to that the Ravens motivation after losing the AFC Championship to the Patriots, and the fact that the game is in Baltimore, and it all adds up to a very difficult game for New England, but one that will tell a lot about their makeup this season.
Felger calls upon the Patriots history of wins after tough losses, and notes the motivational factor with a lot of people are picking Baltimore and New England looking to prove them wrong.
Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal.
Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016.
The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.
More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.