The Yankees Wanted Cole, and Cole Wanted the Yankees' Money

The Yankees drafted fireballing right hander Gerrit Cole 11 years ago, but he opted to attend UCLA. They tried to trade for him in 2017, but he ended up in Houston. Now that he is a free agent, the Yanks swooped in and signed him to a record nine-year, $324 million contract. This makes the Bronx Bombers the team to beat entering the 2020 season. Baseball fans outside of New York are not happy.

The Yankees Wanted Cole, and Cole Wanted the Yankees' Money