Signs suggest Yankees intend to make big push for Astros’ Gerrit Cole
Gerrit Cole went through a lot to wear the pinstripes eighteen years ago. Then an 11-year old fan at the 2001 World Series in Phoenix wearing a replica jersey, Cole remembered how Diamondbacks fans threw peanuts and hurled insults at him that day. Now, the Yankees have to find a way to get Cole to want to wear the pinstripes again. Hal Steinbrenner gave Yankees fans hope on that topic this week. In an online tease for an interview with the YES Network, Steinbrenner said that “all options are open as far as I’m concerned,” when asked about aggressively going after top-line free agents like Cole and Stephen Strasburg.
Gerrit Cole 's impressive postseason will only help his case as he seeks a record-setting contract . Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agree to seven-year, 5 million deal. But when Cole signs his contract in the coming days — perhaps by the end of the meetings, with the New York Yankees and
The Yankees now have baseball's best pitcher and the Astros (and 28 other teams) do not. Bell brushes off bowling trip, says he rolled a 251. The most straightforward way to consider the Yankees ' landmark signing of free-agent ace Gerrit Cole is this: New York now has baseball's best
The wait for Gerrit Cole appears to be over, and the Yankees look to be the winners or losers.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, MLB's top free agent will be signing with the New York Yankees.
Heyman reported it is a nine-year deal worth $324 million, averaging out to $36 million a season.
Cole entered this offseason as the most coveted and valuable free agent in the eyes of many around the league. The 29-year-old is coming off an outstanding two-year stint with the Astros, where he went a combined 35-10 along with a 2.68 ERA and 5.38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the regular season. Cole finished in the top five of the AL Cy Young voting in both seasons, including a second-place finish to teammate Justin Verlander in 2019.
Yankees to meet with Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg ahead of Winter Meetings
The Yankees could be looking to go big this offseason, as they will meet with Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg.Ultimately, the Yankees were successful in wooing Sabathia – who preferred to pitch in his home state of California – to the Bronx with a seven-year, $161 million deal.
Prized free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record nine-year, 4 million contract , sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. He said before Game 3 of the ALCS that his favorite players were Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. After five seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates
After Stephen Strasburg, here’s the new reality facing the New York Yankees : Gerrit Cole ’s price tag just REPORT : Yankees might be preparing record-setting contract for Gerrit Cole . And it might be time to During the formal announcement of Strasburg's deal here on Monday, Boras said he would
The price tag Cole seemingly rose after Stephen Strasburg, the other established ace on the open market,. The prior to Strasburg's signing.
Cole spent his first five MLB season with the Pirates, who drafted him No. 1 overall in 2011 out of UCLA.
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Report: Yankees can veto Cole's opt-out by adding 1 year, $36M to deal .
A previously unreported wrinkle in Gerrit Cole's contract with the New York Yankees could make the right-hander even richer. The nine-year, $324-million pact includes a player opt-out following the 2024 season, by which time Cole will have banked $180 million. Instead of completing the contract's remaining four-year, $144-million obligation, Cole can decide to test free agency. However, the Yankees can actually veto Cole's opt-out by adding anThe nine-year, $324-million pact includes a player opt-out following the 2024 season, by which time Cole will have banked $180 million. Instead of completing the contract's remaining four-year, $144-million obligation, Cole can decide to test free agency.