Houston Astros righty Gerrit Cole is hoping for an active trade deadline from his team.
Speaking with Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle this week, the All-Star pitcher called on the club to make a splash ahead of the Jul. 31 deadline.
“I’d like to see us add,” he said. “I’d like to see us add some good pieces, some impact pieces. I think with the people that we’re competing against, not just in our division, we’re looking for home-field advantage against the Yankees and the Red Sox and ultimately against the best team in the National League as well. I think those things weigh heavily on some of the outcomes of a series. It certainly makes things more challenging when you have to go on the road.