Sport Pirates and Gerrit Cole Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Deal

21:41  12 january  2018
21:41  12 january  2018 Source:   12up

MLB trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates

  MLB trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates The Astros have been in on Gerrit Cole since last summer, and it looks like they finally got him.According to MLB.com, Houston has acquired Gerrit Cole from the Pirates. It has not been reported who the deal is for yet.

According to DK Pittsburgh Sports, the Pirates avoided arbitration with shortstop Jordy Mercer when they agreed on a one - year deal for .325 M. Mercer was projected to receive M. Williams: If the Pirates Wish to Contend, Gerrit Cole Would Be Their Most Important Player.

Astros, Pirates Nearing Gerrit Cole Swap. By Jeff Todd | January 10, 2018 at 10:52am CDT. 10:51am: A deal is “imminent,” Jon Morosi of MLB Network tweets. Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Cameron Rupp. Starlin Castro Hoping To Be Traded Away From Marlins.

a man in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: Pittsburgh Pirates v San Diego Padres© Denis Poroy/GettyImages Pittsburgh Pirates v San Diego Padres ​Right-handed starter Gerrit Cole is still a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

For now.

This is the second year Cole is arbitration-eligible, and the two parties were able to come together and reach an agreement. He's signed a one-year, $6.75 million deal for the upcoming season.

Of course, the Pirates may not be the ones having to pick up the tab, as there's strong reason to believe Cole could be part of a new franchise in the coming days or weeks. Don't be surprised if that franchise ends up being the Houston Astros or New York Yankees.

Pirates make mistake of selling low on Gerrit Cole now, and that will hurt them later

  Pirates make mistake of selling low on Gerrit Cole now, and that will hurt them later Gerrit Cole is on his way to Houston, and the light haul Pittsburgh got in return leaves the Pirates in a relatively precarious situation.The rich got richer Saturday night, as the Astros swung a deal for Pirates hurler Gerrit Cole.

The Pirates avoided arbitration with five players by signing them to one - year contracts before the 1 p.m. Friday deadline, but the team could be headed to a hearing with closer Tony Watson. The biggest winner was right-hander Gerrit Cole , who will make .75 million in 2017.

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole , who has been the subject of trade rumors this winter, on Friday avoided arbitration by agreeing to a .75 million contract for 2018. The Pirates also signed shortstop Jordy Mercer to a .75 million deal . Cole , 27, got a million raise in his second year of arbitration

In his first year of arbitration eligibility last year, the Pirates' frontline starter earned $3.75 million. He got a $3 million raise this year after mixed results on the mound over the 2017 campaign, posting a 12-12 record with a 4.26 ERA over 33 starts.

Report: Orioles, Machado agree to $16M deal .
Manny Machado and the Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration after all. The Orioles and Machado reportedly reached agreement on a $16-million contract for the 2018 season on Friday, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The Orioles and Machado reportedly reached agreement on a $16-million contract for the 2018 season on Friday, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

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