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Thursday, December 12, 2019

What do the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby do now?

Gerrit Cole is now a New York Yankee. Nine years and $324 million make that so. But though the Yankees are the only team who gets him, they weren’t the only team interested in him. So let’s take a look at what the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby — the Dodgers and the Angels — can do now that they know they’ve lost.

Well, there’s always the Preakness and the Belmont…..

 

QLE Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:49 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, dodgers, gerrit cole

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   1. Zonk Hasn't Learned his Aspirational Lesson Posted: December 12, 2019 at 09:03 AM (#5908025)
Rumor has it that the Cubs would be willing to part with Tyler Chatwood....
   2. Bhaakon Posted: December 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM (#5908123)
Tank.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: December 12, 2019 at 11:58 AM (#5908125)
Roids.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5908150)
Sign other players?
   5. Blastin Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM (#5908153)
Sign Treinen/Rendon
   6. Traderdave Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM (#5908156)
Celebrate the Yankees overspend?
   7. JAHV Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:39 PM (#5908162)
Sign Anthony Rendon.
   8. Blastin Posted: December 12, 2019 at 01:24 PM (#5908181)
overspend?


The megadeals for truly great pitchers have not actually gone poorly on average.

"But Hampton and Dreifort and Park."

I said truly great, and lol Colorado.
   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 12, 2019 at 01:27 PM (#5908184)
Lose.
   10. Karl from NY Posted: December 12, 2019 at 02:32 PM (#5908223)
That's just defining it after the fact, right? If the deal went poorly, that defines that the pitcher wasn't truly great.
   11. base ball chick Posted: December 12, 2019 at 02:52 PM (#5908237)
what will all the other teams do?

put the money in the owners pockets and cry and complain about the greedy players
   12. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 12, 2019 at 03:12 PM (#5908245)
The Astros will probably take out their frustrations by banging on a trash can.
   13. bfan Posted: December 12, 2019 at 03:28 PM (#5908250)
The Astros will probably take out their frustrations by banging on a trash can.


or by taking another decent to good pitcher and making him great and, as a by-product, very wealthy.

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