Sport Report: Gerrit Cole likely to sign this week

00:20  10 december  2019
00:20  10 december  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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The market for free agent pitchers appears to be developing quickly, and the top name on the market could have a new home by the end of the week.

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According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, Gerrit Cole’s market is “developing quickly,” and he is expected to sign by the end of the week.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network added that Stephen Strasburg’s decision to re-sign with the Washington Nationals has intensified Cole’s market.

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The New York Yankees are considered the clear favorites for Cole, but their reported $245 million offer is unlikely to be enough to get the job done in light of Strasburg signing the same contract. Cole’s value is through the roof right now, and interest seems high. The situation appears poised to develop quickly.

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Gerrit Cole has funny comment about shaving beard for Yankees .
Cole has had a beard throughout his entire MLB career, but he now must adhere to the Yankees’ notorious appearance policy, which forbids facial hair. At his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Cole took the podium clean-shaven.Gerrit Cole is OFFICIALLY a Yankee! pic.twitter.com/dm04YZMkZm— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) December 18, 2019Naturally, the right-hander was asked about having to shave now that he is a member of the Yankees. He had a great response.Cole on shaving his beard: “I’ve experienced razor burn now for the first time.

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