Gerrit Cole Disowned The Astros After World Series Loss: “I’m Not Employed By The Team” (VIDEO)
I think it’s safe to say that Gerrit Cole is not coming back to Houston in 2020.
His team just having suffered a stunning World Series Game 7 loss to end its season, Gerrit Cole wasted no time taking off his Astros apparel and putting on a Scott Boras cap.
He also had this exchange with reporters soon after losing:
“I’m not employed by the team,” declared the right-hander, who then relented, “I guess as a representative of myself …” and placed himself in front of a group of reporters.
The lifelong Yankees fan has put himself in a position to earn the highest free-agent contract ever for a pitcher.
“A lot of good friendships,” Cole said, following the Astros’ 6-2 defeat by the Nationals, when asked to describe his two years in Houston. “Obviously l learned a lot about pitching from my teammates. From the pitching coaches and pitching staff. I learned a lot more about the game from [manager] A.J. [Hinch]. And it was just a pleasure to play in the city of Houston.”
That sounds like a man who is definitely out of the door as soon as possible. Many experts and close friends believe he will be taking his talents to either the Yankees, or to Southern California to play for the Angels or Dodgers.