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Gerrit Cole Trade Talks Between Pirates and Yankees Have Cooled

The Pirates and Yankees have discussed a Gerrit Cole trade this off-season. Photo Credit: David Hague
Gerrit Cole Trade Talks Between Pirates and Yankees Have Cooled
John Dreker

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the trade talks between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees for Gerrit Cole have cooled off since the winter meetings ended last Thursday.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/943516816416169984

There have been a lot of reports about possible players involved in this potential deal, including the Pirates trying to get Gleyber Torres, the top prospect from the Yankees and one of the top prospects in baseball. The potential trade seemed to heat up over the weekend, but it's been relatively quiet since then. I wouldn't say that this Rosenthal news means that a trade is dead, but it doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon. If there are any other updates today, we will post them here....

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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