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Do the Houston Astros have the best rotation in baseball?

Entering the 2018 season, the Houston Astros are one of the very few teams that did not have to make many moves this offseason to compete again. However, they had one key move that turned their already superb rotation, into the best rotation in baseball. That acquisition you ask, trading for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace, Gerrit Cole. At just 27, Gerrit Cole has not even hit the prime...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander: Yankees aren’t the team to beat

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros are World Series champions. But plenty of people seem to think that the New York Yankees are the team to beat. Just don’t say that to Verlander himself. Because he has plenty to say.It would start with a tweet. About that… But he explains. After all, these are the defending champions we’re talking about.“Everybody’s gotta say stuff to get views...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Six dark horse Cy Young candidates for 2018

It seems like the same cast of characters are among the favorites to win the Cy Young award in their respective leagues every year. However, it’s hard to argue since all the pitchers that make up this group are pretty nasty.Guys like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, and Chris Sale (among others) should be some of the favorites on a yearly basis because they consistently...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Houston aims to repeat with Gerrit Cole trade

This weekend, after a few days of back and forth on the rumor front, we finally got sweet, sweet confirmation that Houston was indeed making a swap with Pittsburgh in order to acquire righty starter Gerrit Cole. The return for the Pirates was RHPs Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin. Let us dig in and enjoy the meatiest tidbit we...
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January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole’s wife posts funny tweet about trade rumors

The trade rumor mill took Gerrit Cole for quite the ride this week, and his significant other was definitely feeling the same way.Cole’s wife Amy took to Twitter to post a fitting GIF in the wake of erroneous reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander had been traded. Take a look: Cole, who has been with Pittsburgh for his entire MLB career, was reported on Wednesday to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs have looked into Gerrit Cole trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates may have a third suitor if they try to move Gerrit Cole.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag, the Chicago Cubs have some interest in Cole, though they lack the prospect depth that their rival suitors, the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, can offer. Cole has been linked to the Yankees and Astros repeatedly, but despite reports to the contrary, nothing has been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Pirates reportedly trading Gerrit Cole to Astros

The Pittsburgh Pirates have finally found a deal they like for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, and the right-hander couldn’t ask for a better place to end up if winning is a priority.Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Cole is being traded to the World Series champion Houston Astros. The Astros had been openly pursuing another top starting pitcher, and there were rumblings that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Astros, Pirates 'picking up steam' in Gerrit Cole talks

The Astros and Pirates appear to be “picking up steam” in talks involving Pittsburgh righty Gerrit Cole,’s Jesse Sanchez reports. Negotiations on Cole were reported recently, as Astros owner Jim Crane has made clear his organization is interested in adding a major starter.Cole, 27, has long been seen as a front-line power starter, though he has had some stumbles in the past...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 10, 2018  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros are getting Gerrit Cole

No false alarm this time. Gerrit Cole is on his way to the Houston Astros. If you believe Jon Morosi, of course. The MLB offseason has been starving us of activity in recent weeks. But this could be the move that gets the wheels turning again. A while back, the New York Yankees were reportedly close to acquiring Cole. However, those reports turned out to be exaggerated at best. But...
Via The Sports Post
January 10, 2018  |  Discuss

Astros reportedly have talked Gerrit Cole trade with Pirates

The Houston Astros are looking for another ace, and one option they have explored is a trade for Gerrit Cole, according to a report.Yahoo’s Jeff Passan tweeted Monday about the Astros’ pursuit of another top pitcher. He says signing Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta are options for Houston. A trade for Cole is another: The Pittsburgh Pirates are believed to have made Cole available. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 08, 2018  |  Discuss

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