Gerrit Cole RUMORS & NEWS

  • Revived Gerrit Cole enjoying fresh slate with Houston Astros

    USA Today "When agent Scott Boras met with Gerrit Cole for lunch recently, he noticed his client couldn’t stop smiling. That happens when you go from a team in decline to the World Series champions. Cole was traded to the Houston Astros in the offseason as part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ revamping. He..." March 21

  • Gerrit Cole throws shade at Pirates organization

    Fanrag Sports "The Houston Astros acquired right-handed starting pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates this past weekend, and Cole is thrilled to be a part of his new team. What is Cole thrilled about specifically? “It’s really special,” said Cole in his introductory press conference on..." January 17

  • MLB prospect expert weighs in on Pirates' haul for Cole

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Saturday, the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates struck a five-player deal. In return for ace Gerrit Cole, the Pirates nabbed pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, as well as infielder Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin. To make sense of the deal, we asked Rotoworld's..." January 14

  • Pirates make mistake of selling low on Gerrit Cole now, and that will hurt them later

    Sporting News "The rich got richer Saturday night, as the Astros swung a deal for Pirates hurler Gerrit Cole. Houston, fresh off a World Series parade, now boasts a rotation featuring Cole, Dallas Keuchel, Justin Verlander, Lance McCullers and Charlie Morton, plus Brad Peacock wondering where he fits in...." January 14

  • Gerrit Cole Reportedly Traded to Astros for Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, More

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Pirates have finally decided to move on from Gerrit Cole after trading the right-handed pitcher to the Houston Astros on Saturday. Per Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, the Pirates will receive infielder Colin Moran and right-hander Joe Musgrove from the Astros for Cole. Jon..." January 13

  • Gerrit Cole, Jordy Mercer avoid arbitration; Felipe Rivero does not

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates agreed to terms Friday on 2018 contracts with three of their four arbitration-eligible players. Gerrit Cole, Jordy Mercer and George Kontos avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts. According to sources with knowledge of the agreements, Cole and Mercer will make $6.75..." January 12

  • Gerrit Cole Reportedly Discussed by Chicago

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Cubs have reportedly reached out to the Pittsburgh Pirates to discuss a potential trade for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. On Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports noted the Cubs joined the New York Yankees and Houston Astros as clubs in talks with the Buccos about the 2015 All-Star..." January 12

  • With Cole in limbo, who else could the Yankees target?

    Sporting News "Despite courting the Pirates' ace all season, the Yankees have reportedly shut down talks with Pittsburgh over Gerrit Cole. The rollercoaster of Cole rumors reached its heights on Wednesday, with a trade reportedly being done, then now, then done, then not. Around we go. Regardless of the..." January 11

  • While talks between Pirates and Astros have grown serious, Yankees are not out of the Cole sweepstakes just yet

    New York Daily News "Though Gerrit Cole wasn’t traded to the Astros on Wednesday, contrary to reports early in the day, the serious nature of the talks between those two teams surely has lowered the odds that the Pirates’ righthander will wind up a Yankee. Nevertheless, a source said GM Brian Cashman hadn’t closed..." January 11

  • Report: Gerrit Cole trade to the Astros is “imminent”

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi of reports that a trade of Pirates starter Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros is “imminent.” As we noted yesterday, Jeff Passan had reported that Houston was dangling outfielder Derek Fisher in talks with the Astros, but with the Yankees still reportedly interested, it would..." January 10

  • Report: Pirates Agree To Trade Gerrit Cole To Astros

    SI "The Houston Astros have agreed to a deal for Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Cole went 12-12 in 2017 with a 4.26 ERA and 196 strikeouts. He has a 3.50 ERA in 127 career starts. His best season came in 2015 when he went 19–8 with a 2.60 ERA and 202..." January 10

  • Luhnow Refutes Report That Astros Have Deal For Gerrit Cole

    MLB Trade Rumors "11:43am: Astros GM Jeff Luhnow says there’s “nothing imminent” in any of the team’s trade talks, per Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). Though front offices typically keep tight lips, at least publicly, that seems to be a fairly notable indication that this prospective deal has..." January 10

  • Yankees’ interest in Gerrit Cole likely stems from changes Bombers would make using analytics

    New York Daily News "So why are the Yankees so high on Gerrit Cole? That’s a question I’m hearing a lot from fans who don’t want to give up Clint Frazier, among other prospects, and perhaps this will offer some insight: I have a feeling their analytics are telling them they can put a plan in place, should they..." January 10

  • Gerrit Cole to Yankees seems ‘inevitable’ despite Astros’ interest in Pirates pitcher

    New York Daily News "All indications are the Yankees seem to be willing to wait out the Pirates on trade discussions to acquire Gerrit Cole at their price, and an informal poll I took of scouts and executives on Monday found that most believe patience will pay off for Brian Cashman. “I think it’s inevitable they’ll..." January 09

  • Astros reportedly have talked Gerrit Cole trade with Pirates

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros are looking for another ace, and one option they have explored is a trade for Gerrit Cole, according to a report. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan tweeted Monday about the Astros’ pursuit of another top pitcher. He says signing Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta are options for Houston." January 08

  • Yankees were never close to trading for Pirates' Cole

    New York Daily News "How much is too much? That’s what the Yankees must be considering in their recent trade talks for Gerrit Cole. As the Daily News reported last week, a potential deal between the two teams could include prospects Clint Frazier, Chance Adams and Miguel Andujar — which could be a lot to give..." December 29

  • Pirates engaged in talks with multiple teams about Cole

    12 Up "The Yankees aren't the only team looking to improve their rotation this Winter. New York's quest to become a super team appears to have hit a snag, as several teams have now entered the race to snag former All-Star pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The news shouldn't come as a..." December 23

  • Gerrit Cole trade not as close as first reported

    Hardball Talk "Hold the phone. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that a Gerrit Cole trade “is neither close nor imminent.” Looks like Bowden jumped the gun. 11:02AM: Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees and Pirates are close to a deal that will send starter Gerrit Cole to New York. The two teams have..." December 22

  • Yankees could get Gerrit Cole after all as Pirates move on from requesting Gleyber Torres

    New York Daily News "Gerrit Cole could end up being a Yankee after all. The righthander who refused to sign with the Bronx Bombers after they selected him in the 2008 draft could be heading to the Bronx now that the Pirates have moved on from requesting super prospect Gleyber Torres coming back in the deal,..." December 22

  • Yankees ‘working on deal’ to acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates: report

    New York Daily News "The Yankees’ pitching rotation is close to entering a Cole new world. Gerrit Cole is likely to be on the Bombers come next season as the Yankees and Pirates are “working on a deal,” according to Yahoo Sports. An agreement has not yet been reached but it’s “a matter of when rather than if,”..." December 21

  • Pirates pushing for Yankees top prospects for Gerrit Cole

    New York Post "When Brian Cashman heard those around the industry predicting the Yankees were the favorites to land Shohei Ohtani, the general manager cringed. Well, the industry will have Cashman cringing again, since many believe the Yankees’ minor league system has what it takes to acquire right-hander..." December 19

  • Gerrit Cole would help Yankees — but they don’t need him

    Fanrag Sports "Way back in 2008, the New York Yankees used the 28th pick in the MLB Draft on a 17-year-old right-hander. Standing 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, the kid from Southern California could already touch 98 mph on the gun. With a slider and a changeup also at his disposal, the hurler out of Orange..." December 18

  • Yankees, Pirates Discussing Gerrit Cole Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates and Yankees are discussing a trade that would send right-hander Gerrit Cole to the Bronx Bombers in exchange for a trade package that includes outfielder Clint Frazier, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. The Bucs are also reportedly looking for a young starting pitcher..." December 15

  • Orioles join the growing list of teams that have asked about Gerrit Cole

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Baltimore Orioles joined the list of teams that have at least checked in with the Pirates about Gerrit Cole, according to a source. Cole has garnered interest, according to multiple reports during the past couple of weeks, from the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, and..." December 13

  • Industry evaluators believe Pirates will move Cole

    Bleacher Report "The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly reached out to the Pittsburgh Pirates to discuss a potential trade for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided the update Tuesday from the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Florida. Pirates general manager Neal..." December 12

  • Yankees reportedly interested in Gerrit Cole

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees have landed Giancarlo Stanton, but they may not be finished in the trade market just yet. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees have interest in trading for Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The Pirates, however, are said to be unlikely to move their..." December 11