The New York Yankees have raised the stakes in their quest to ink ace starting pitcher Gerrit Cole.
According to a report from ESPN’s MLB Insider Jeff Passan, the Yankees have made Cole their, “top priority,” and have “ownership-level approval,” to sign him to a record deal.
The New York Yankees have made signing right-hander Gerrit Cole their top priority and have ownership-level approval to offer him a record deal, sources tell ESPN. News story on the coming bidding war on Cole and the huge contract he's going to command: https://t.co/4dt1mE4xle
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 6, 2019
What does that mean?
If Cole wants to pitch for the Yankees, he’s going to be a Yankee.
Reading between the lines of Passan’s report, we’re also talking record dollars and likely record (eight?) years.
As “Old Blue Eyes” would say, the Yankees are making Cole, “top of the list, king of the hill, a number one!”
Get ready Yankees fan, the ride on the Cole train is going to be fun!