Miami– A girl that you liked since you were in high school, but you have never been able to become her boyfriend. This is the relationship of the Yankees with the pitcher Gerrit Cole. The bombers, almost a decade ago, selected Cole in the first round of the 2008 Draft, with their 28th pick. The star pitcher is a native of Southern California and after being selected by the Yankees, he did not sign, but chose to attend to UCLA. Three years later, in the Bronx, they saw how the Pirates stole the girl of their dreams with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft. Could this finally be the happy ending in this love story?
According to one source, the Yankees are not giving up and are willing to get Cole no matter how. Both teams are still talking at this time and they could be close to an agreement. If this happen, it will be like a gift from Santa to Yankees fans. Already the Bombers, reached a one-year, $ 10 million deal, with CC Sabathia last weekend, but they want to complete their starting rotation with the desired Cole. Cole, is 27 years old, and is eligible for arbitration for two more seasons, before he is scheduled to become a free agent. His lifetime numbers are: 59 wins, 782.1 innings pitched, in which he strikeout 734 rivals, in his 127 starts, with a 3.50 ERA.
The Yankees, under no circumstances, want to let go the best of their prospects, Gleyber Torres, he is only 21 years old, and is expected to compete for the starting job at third or second base in the 2018 season. They have also refused to put the name of outfielder Esteban Florial in any transaction, this is another super talent that the New York Yankees have in their farm system. The player that could be involved in the deal, is outfielder Clint Frazier, who was the central figure in the exchange of 2016 deal that sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland. Third base prospect, Miguel Andujar, is also an intriguing possibility as a possible trade for Pittsburgh. If they sent Andujar to the Bucs, this is a sign that without question, Manny Machado would be the man to sign for 2019, and opens the door to perhaps Todd Frazier, playing one more season at third base wearing pinstripes.
Clint Frazier, batting average was 231, with 4 homers and 17 RBIs, in 39 games, with the Yankees last season, and despite his enormous talent, the 23-year-old is not clear about his playing time under the new manager Aaron Boone, as the Yankees acquired the current National League Most Valuable Player, Giancarlo Stanton earlier this month. The Yankees, who are completely aggressive and determined to achieve their 28th World Series Championship of their illustrious history, also have an interest in the left-hander pitcher of Arizona, Patrick Corbin, and in the righty of the Tigers, Michael Fulmer, not only that but also they have met recently with free agent Yu Darvish.