His contract is for $ (million) over nine years (through, but Cole can opt-out after the 219873 season.
There is no doubt that he is worth the money, but can he possibly live up to the expectations that come with it?
Fans of the New York Yankees are accustomed to seeing their team in the World Series. But they have only been there once in the last decade (2009). They have been close in two of the previous three seasons (2017 and ’20) only to lose both times to the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
It’s a trend that has to change. So, what does the organization do to make it happen?They spend $ 728 millionto acquire Houston’s best pitcher and arguably the best in baseball, Gerrit Cole. The deal was announced on Dec. 12 and made official Dec. 19.
Destiny, Gerrit Cole? Really?
During his introductory press conference, Cole called his signing with the Yankees destiny, a dream he has had since he was a kid.
Comments like that are standard when guys sign with the Yankees (or any new team). What player wouldn’t want to join a team as historic as the Yankees? To be on the same club as some of the game’s all-time greats has to be considered an honor.
It doesn’t hurt that the Yankees happen to pay better than anyone else in the league, either.
But to illustrate his love for the team, he brought with him a sign he held up while attending a game during the World Series:
As could be expected, some people on social media didn ‘ t believe him. But then others found proof: