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Gerrit Cole signs with New York Yankees (Reaction thread)

9 years, $324 million ($36 AAV)

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It’s 9 pm on a Tuesday night, but the baseball world never sleeps! And the Evil Empire strikes once again!

This is an absurd amount of money. I’ve been on record saying that I didn’t want Cole at prices less than this (it’s not just post-decision saltiness, I promise!) and $36 million for 9 years is more than anyone realistically expected at the start of the offseason. If I could summarize the general initial reactions of the staff, it would be relief. Onward to other targets! Spend that Cozart money wisely!

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    Good that we didn’t get him
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    No, we needed an ace
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