1. Have something to say? Register Now! and be posting in minutes!

Gerrit Cole to Houston

Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by bksballer89, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. bksballer89

    bksballer89 Most Popular Member

    89,226
    10,599
    1,033
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 22,208

  2. redseat

    redseat Well-Known Member

    34,714
    2,900
    293
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,033


    The Astros are really going for it yet again!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. The Q

    The Q KFFL's GOAT

    9,237
    1,211
    173
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Price seem cheap. Can’t believe they didn’t get fisher or the other of prospect
     
  4. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

    8,026
    429
    83
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    Indiana
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    4 players to the Pirates. Bodies overboard!
     
  5. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye Active Member

    717
    181
    43
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    I'm pretty pissed off about the trade.

    If that's all they were going to get, I'd just rather have kept Cole, hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with him, Taillon and Kuhl and compete for a playoff spot

    They may as well just trade McCutchen now for a bag of used condoms or something and finish tearing the thing apart.

    A big part of the problem is that the ownership is notorious for prioritizing cost cutting above all else and teams around baseball know this, putting Pirates management at a disadvantage amid trade talks.

    The Pirates probably chose this evening to pull the trigger on this, knowing that the focus of Pittsburgh sports fans would be on the Steelers this weekend
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  6. thedddd

    thedddd Well-Known Member

    11,199
    2,186
    173
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 200


    Yeah no clue this is a pointless deal for that return. We already know Nutting won't spend money but this really didn't help much at all.
     
  7. navamind

    navamind Well-Known Member

    14,574
    1,823
    173
    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Yeesh, what a disappoinbting return. Not a single top 100 prospect. Remember when names like Whitley/Adams/Frazier were being thrown around? Lol. Musgrove and Feliz aren't too shabby and are under control for a while. They seem pretty optimistic about Moran's 2017 performance considering he didn't hit nearly as well at previous levels, and that was in the PCL.

    Still better than the Ozuna trade though.
     
  8. broncosmitty

    broncosmitty Evolutionary Member

    61,910
    9,202
    533
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Location:
    Almost Paradise
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 9,875


    Cole isn't much of an add at this point to me.


    Dude prolly needs neck surgery from watching all those homers. No NL pitcher gave up more.

    I'd bank on McCullers as their third guy about as much as Cole.
     
  9. DirtDirtDirt

    DirtDirtDirt Well-Known Member

    28,414
    3,435
    293
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Pirates got hosed on this according to scouts.....Read one scouts take "The Pirates would have done better if they did Cole for Clint Frazier straight up"
     
  10. redseat

    redseat Well-Known Member

    34,714
    2,900
    293
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,033

  11. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

    8,026
    429
    83
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    Indiana
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    I think you might be evaluating this trade based on 'here's what they had and here's what they got in return'. There are a lot of components to a trade that don't necessarily connect to direct return.

    All ownerships can be accused of dumping salary. Very few teams don't.

    Lightning in a bottle is a fairly abstract business strategy.
     
  12. steelparrot

    steelparrot rawr

    2,429
    479
    83
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Location:
    ohio
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    I take quality over quantity all day.

    I guess with quantity, 1 injury/flop doesnt zero out your return.
     
  13. tducey

    tducey Sports discussion

    10,201
    1,325
    173
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Location:
    In a house
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 8,400


    Solid pickup for Houston. Cole should solidify that rotation.
     
  14. navamind

    navamind Well-Known Member

    14,574
    1,823
    173
    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


  15. navamind

    navamind Well-Known Member

    14,574
    1,823
    173
    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

  16. redseat

    redseat Well-Known Member

    34,714
    2,900
    293
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,033


    Exactly. I'm not sure at all where this writer was going with this one
     
  17. navamind

    navamind Well-Known Member

    14,574
    1,823
    173
    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    The Yankees project to have one of the best rotations in the AL, if not MLB. It's not like it's a pressing need. There might be some uncertainty with Sabathia/Montgomery, but I'd feel a lot better about them than almost any other team's #4/5 starters. And if one of them falters, they can go to Chance Adams.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. redseat

    redseat Well-Known Member

    34,714
    2,900
    293
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,033


    I'm still not convinced they won't swoop in and get JD either
     
  19. navamind

    navamind Well-Known Member

    14,574
    1,823
    173
    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    I don't see where he'd fit though. They already have a logjam in the outfield (Judge/Hicks/Gardner/Ellsbury/Frazier), plus they have Stanton at DH and Bird at 1B. If the Yanks are going to acquire any bats, it's far more likely they'd get a 2nd or 3rd baseman IMO (though Andujar is an interesting prospect).
     
  20. redseat

    redseat Well-Known Member

    34,714
    2,900
    293
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,033


    again very true but I wouldn't be shocked if they do... Maybe somehow trade Ellsbury and Gardner