The New York Yankees are reportedly bringing in a huge gun to entice free-agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg to signal with the group.
5-time World Collection champion Andy Pettitte joined common supervisor Brian Cashman, supervisor Aaron Boone and pitching coach Matt Blake in a gathering with the 2 free-agent superstars Tuesday and Wednesday, in line with multiple reports.
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The Yankees are one among a handful of groups who’re going to be thinking about Cole and Strasburg. SNY reported New York desires Cole “greater than they’ve needed a prime free agent in years.”
The crew was reportedly assured Cole doesn’t have a “West Coast” bias regardless of his roots and that he spurned the Yankees when he was youthful and selected to go to UCLA fairly than flip professional.
It’s also believed Strasburg is leaning towards re-signing with the Washington Nationals, the New York Put up reported.
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Each gamers are anticipated to command a wage north of $200 million.
Cole gained 20 video games for the primary time in his profession in his second season with the Houston Astros in 2019. He led the American League with a 2.50 ERA and led the majors with 326 strikeouts. He completed second in American League Cy Younger Award voting.
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Strasburg guided the Nationals to the franchise’s first World Collection win. He led the Nationwide League with 18 wins and 209 innings pitched. He additionally had a 3.32 ERA and a career-high 251 strikeouts. He completed fifth in Nationwide League Cy Younger Award voting.