Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

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That is almost $100M more than Strasburg (real value of his deal was 7/229) and I am still happy.
 

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That's a BIG stocking stuffer.

Love it. Very reasonable in light of the market (Strasburg, as Jon noted above), and especially for the guy you get. Holy SHIT YES. This has to make them absolute favorites. Still not the longest deal for a pitcher in MLB history, Hampton's still exceeds/exceeded it by a year. I'm out of breath.
 

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Reminiscent of 2009 when cashman made sure no one was going to outspend him on his top target
If the yankees dont win the WS in the next 3 years, my lord what a horrible deal
 

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This is Cashman putting his chips in. They opened up a 6 year window, we’re heading in Year 3 of that window. This is the right time to go for it, especially with the Astros and Red Sox seemingly at the end of their respective windows.
 

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Insanity. I'm happy. I'm surprised. Can't believe we got em.
You can’t believe the Yankees got a premier free agent that they announced they’re all in on?

For real?

To me this is like the least surprising free agent signing of the past decade.
 

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This is Cashman putting his chips in. They opened up a 6 year window, we’re heading in Year 3 of that window. This is the right time to go for it, especially with the Astros and Red Sox seemingly at the end of their respective windows.
This is a good point; I'd add Cleveland, too.

As of today, NY are the AL favorites for 2020, but also the standout favorites for 2021, when they should still be improving, while all of the current contenders (except the Rays) will be turning over their rosters.

edit: NY is going to absolutely flatten the White Sox in the 2021 ALCS.
 

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You can’t believe the Yankees got a premier free agent that they announced they’re all in on?

For real?

To me this is like the least surprising free agent signing of the past decade.
Maybe to you. There was so much noise about his preferences, how hard the Angels were going after him...nothing ever seemed a sure bet.
 

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They should be favourites for the next 3-4 years until their young players get expensive and premium guys get old. From a team building perspective, Cashman has been playing it exactly by the book. The execution has been pretty great. I hope they don’t win, but Cashman has done a great job.
 

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It's not often you have to add 80 million to your original offer so at least Sox fans can thank Strasburg for that.
Gonna be tough to stop NY from winning at least one if not 2 over the next couple years but weirder things have happened
 

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Really, you can't believe it? Did anyone not think this is what was going to happen.

I, for one, think this deal could have been worse for NYY. I'm slightly surprised it's not more.
Yeah, I am glad it's not ten years because it was looking like it could be but thankfully Arte seems to have caved before that.
 

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They should be favourites for the next 3-4 years until their young players get expensive and premium guys get old. From a team building perspective, Cashman has been playing it exactly by the book. The execution has been pretty great. I hope they don’t win, but Cashman has done a great job.
my yankees friends cant stop talking about this guy.


should be ready around the time Judge and Sanchez hit FA
 

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my yankees friends cant stop talking about this guy.


should be ready around the time Judge and Sanchez hit FA
Last thing for Cashman based on team building 101 would be to convert multiple prospects into 1 or 2 premium cost-controlled guys. This might happen next year or the year after if they haven’t won it all.
 

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The Yankees needed to do this - he is exactly what they need. The Sterling calls and the sports tabloid headlines write themselves too.
 

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Last thing for Cashman based on team building 101 would be to convert multiple prospects into 1 or 2 premium cost-controlled guys. This might happen next year or the year after if they haven’t won it all.
Their system is really well set up, they have a huge group of high ceiling SPs who will be ready over the next few years and then quite a few very talented teenage position players led by Dominguez after that, so they will hopefully be able to fill some holes from within as guys get pricier or leave in FA.
 

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Cole games with 14+ Ks, 0 BB, 2019: 3
Ryan, Carlton, Gibson, Seaver, Koufax, combined over career: 3

Cole games with 12+ Ks, 0 BB, 2018-19: 7
Maddux, Ryan, Seaver, combined over career: 7
 

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Their system is really well set up, they have a huge group of high ceiling SPs who will be ready over the next few years and then quite a few very talented teenage position players led by Dominguez after that, so they will hopefully be able to fill some holes from within as guys get pricier or leave in FA.
Yeah, I can see why Cashman will now wait but I can also see him flipping Garcia, Dominguez and one more premium prospect for someone like Bieber. I can see this happening next offseason, depending on what happens in the season. If they win, then there’s no need to do it. If they don’t, I can see it happening.
 

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A lot of years, but he’ll be around Verlander‘s age when the contract expires, so there’s hope there. A big thank you to Cashman for getting it done.

It’ll fun to watch Cole, Sevy and Paxton pitch and hopefully in that order.
 

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Tom mentioned that Cole and the new Yankees pitching coach hit it off due to their shared love of analytics. If he can continue the things he did in Houston to revive his career then the sky is the limit.
Yeah, Matt Blake (their new young pitching coach) already deserves a raise and he just got hired a few weeks ago.
 

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Yeah, I can see why Cashman will now wait but I can also see him flipping Garcia, Dominguez and one more premium prospect for someone like Bieber. I can see this happening next offseason, depending on what happens in the season. If they win, then there’s no need to do it. If they don’t, I can see it happening.
Right, definitely could be. I think the thinking behind hiring Matt Blake is attempting to avoid this scenario and trying to create their own Biebers internally, but a lot easier said than done of course.