Sport Gerrit Cole was traded. Then he wasn't. Here's the latest.

16:51  11 january  2018
16:51  11 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

MLB trade rumors: Astros now in on Gerrit Cole as Yankees still in pursuit

  MLB trade rumors: Astros now in on Gerrit Cole as Yankees still in pursuit Some scouts have said it's a matter of "when" not "if" the Yankees will acquire Gerrit Cole, but the Astros are not giving up.According to Yahoo Sports, the Astros have engaged in talks with the Pirates to acquire Cole, and while many scouts told the NY Daily News they believe the Yankees will be the team to get him, they openly admit the Astros have the assets to get a deal done too.

Then he wasn ' t . Here ' s the latest . Sporting NewsJanuary 10, 2018. How will you remember Gerrit Cole in an Astros uniform? The Pittsburgh ace was traded — until he wasn ' t — on Wednesday, surrounded by a flurry of rumors that sent baseball fans into a frenzy.

Is your head spinning from the latest trade news surrounding the Pirates' ace? Well, you've clicked to the right place.

How will you remember Gerrit Cole in an Astros uniform?

The Pittsburgh ace was traded — until he wasn't — on Wednesday, surrounded by a flurry of rumors that sent baseball fans into a frenzy.

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Actually, Cole's wife, Amy, probably Tweeted it the best.

In any case, here are the latest rumors surrounding the Pirates' hoss.

Gerrit Cole trade rumors

1:36 p.m.: Rosenthal apologizes for the misunderstanding.

1:14 p.m.: Fanrag Sports' Jon Heyman backs up Passan's report.

1:04 p.m.: Passan isn't here for your flimsy rumors!

12:52 p.m.: Here comes a new challenger! The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal confirms previous report from Morosi.

a man wearing a white shirt: Gerrit Cole © (Getty Images) Gerrit Cole

12:25 p.m.: Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan shows up to throw cold water on the hot stove. The baseball world weeps.

12:18 p.m.: And not but a half hour later…

11:48 a.m.: Morosi says a trade is imminent.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: It all started on Wednesday, Jan. 10 with Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

MLB trade rumors: Cubs enter Gerrit Cole sweepstakes

  MLB trade rumors: Cubs enter Gerrit Cole sweepstakes The Cubs do not have the prospects the Pirates have been asking for, but they have something else with a lot of value.According to FanRag Sports, the Cubs have talked with the Pirates about acquiring the 27-year-old starting pitcher.

If Cole is ultimately traded , the question then becomes just how far the Pirates will go in terms of selling off veteran assets. Cervelli (and later Jordy) can be traded for bullpen or minor league arms. As a Yankees fan, I don’ t want anything to do with Gerrit Cole even if he were for free, They

Gerrit Cole was reportedly close to getting traded to the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow later said a deal was not in place. Source: "No deal" for Gerrit Cole to Houston.

Pirates fans start petition asking MLB to force owner Bob Nutting to sell team .
In the span of roughly 48 hours the Pirates traded away two of the franchise's top players, Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole.Many fans are frustrated that the team is apparently in full-rebuild mode. They should know the signs — the Pirates posted 20 straight losing seasons from 1993 through 2012, the longest such streak in North American pro sports history.

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