As a flurry of trade rumors continue to surround the surging Pirates, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Gerrit Cole is unlikely to be dealt at this year’s deadline. That may be unsurprising given that the precursor to all this chatter was a Yankees’ “wish list” article, but it’s also because Cole has become one of the more enigmatic pitchers in baseball.
Some days, when Cole is on the mound, he resembles the burgeoning ace, who dominated the league with a 2.60 ERA and befuddled hitters with an electric fastball and a devastating slider combination, but on other days, he looks entirely too hittable for a guy possesses his repertoire and ability to hit triple digits.
Now, it was certainly the former case on Wednesday when Cole struck out ten Brewers, but is that something that can...
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