Sport MLB trade news: Astros actually trade for Gerrit Cole

02:50  14 january  2018
02:50  14 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

MLB rumors: Astros owner says team is 'actively pursuing' high-end starter

  MLB rumors: Astros owner says team is 'actively pursuing' high-end starter The Astros are in the market for a top-end starting pitcher.Crane confirmed Monday that the Astros are "actively pursuing" a high-end starting pitcher to help bolster an already strong rotation.

MLB trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Trade Rumors and Signings ✕ Pirates, Astros close to Gerrit Cole trade The right-hander will join Dallas Keuchel and Jus

MLB trade rumors: Astros have engaged Pirates on Gerrit Cole . MLB trade rumors and news for January 8th, 2018. MLB free agency: Orioles met with Andrew Cashner.

The Astros have acquired Gerrit Cole in a trade with the Pirates, both teams announced Saturday.

a baseball player is getting ready to hit the ball: Gerrit Cole © (Getty Images) Gerrit Cole

The Astros gave pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz and third baseman Colin Moran to the Pirates in return. Prospect Jason Martin is also heading to Pittsburgh.

Cole is coming off of a career-worst ERA at 4.26 in 203 innings pitched, but he remains one of the hardest throwers in the game. He was the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 by Pittsburgh and is twice a first-round pick as he was taken 28th overall by the Yankees in 2008.

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.

Pirates reportedly trading Gerrit Cole to Astros . 3h. 1 more headline from MLB Trade Rumors for Wed, Jan 10. Astros To Acquire Gerrit Cole . RT @JPerrotto: Hey here's a crazy idea: Perhaps everyone should wait a little longer on reporting news until it either actually ha… https

MLB trade rumors and news for January 9th, 2018. Brewers sign Christian Bethancourt to minor- league deal. MLB trade rumors: Astros have engaged Pirates on Gerrit Cole .

Houston will now feature a rotation with two Cy Young winners in Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel and a former No. 1 overall pick in Gerrit Cole. Lance McCullers Jr. and Charlie Morton will likely round it out.

Gerrit Cole gets in dig at Pirates ownership, management .
The former Pirates ace said, "it’s refreshing to come to an environment where the team is willing to … put resources into the club."“It’s really special,” Cole said at the media conference. “Obviously, the organization puts — values me very high, and that always feels good as a player. And it’s refreshing to come to an environment where the team is willing to continually put resources into the club and continue to move forward and try to provide the best possible product for its fans.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!