Obviously with Gerrit Cole signing with the New York Yankees in the late hours of Wednesday night, today the Los Angeles Dodgers and their fan base are left with only fallout.
Of course, part of that fallout in life and in baseball is always to dwell on the ‘why’ behind what happened. While the Dodgers will tell their side of the story eventually, Scott Boras did offer a bit of information that should be talked about. Therefore, we reference a tweet from Jack Curry who works for YES Network and covers the Yankees.
Just spoke to Scott Boras. Asked the agent what helped make Gerrit Cole choose the Yankees and he said, “ Five conversations with Hal Steinbrenner,” and “Andy Pettitte.” Boras was impacted by Hal’s persistence and Cole was influenced by Andy’s stories about pitching in NY.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) December 11, 2019
Furthermore, Curry asked Boras what made Cole choose to sign with the New York Yankees. Apparently, five conversations with Yankees’ owner Hal Steinbrenner aided in the negotiations that led to a record-breaking 9-year, $324 million dollar pact.
In addition, Cole had discussions with former New York Yankees legend Andy…