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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Yankees to meet with Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg as team looks to upgrade rotation

The New York Yankees know their starting pitching held them back last season. To remedy that, the team will meet with the top two pitchers on the free-agent market.

The Yankees will sit down with both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg over the next couple days, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Both players are represented by Scott Boras.

It’s believed that the Yankees will be more aggressive for the 29-year-old Cole, who they’ve coveted for years. While New York will make a play for Strasburg, many believe he’ll return to the Washington Nationals, according to Rosenthal.

The Yankees’ interest in both players shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Yankees won 103 games last season on the strength of their offense and bullpen. The team’s 117 wRC+ — an advanced metric that measures a team’s offensive production — ranked second last season. Their 4.08 bullpen ERA ranked ninth.

Whether or not they do anything beyond this, on the other hand….

 

QLE Posted: December 03, 2019 at 09:29 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: gerrit cole, stephen strasburg, yankees

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   1. Bug Selig Posted: December 04, 2019 at 12:56 PM (#5905591)
Poo.
   2. cookiedabookie Posted: December 04, 2019 at 01:05 PM (#5905597)
As a Yankees fan, I'm a-ok with 7/245 for Cole. Strasburg I might go 5/140

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