The first day of the Winter Meetings included a few rumors with teams asking the Pirates about Gerrit Cole. The rumors have varied in terms of whether the Pirates might actually deal Cole, and all of them have been along the same lines of the other team just checking on the player. We know that the Pirates are listening, but they aren't actively shopping Cole.
That doesn't necessarily mean that they're not open to a move. In fact, Buster Olney reports tonight that there is a belief the Pirates would move Cole if they found the right match.
This isn't really a surprise, and shouldn't be big news. Any team should be willing to move a player for the right match. The question that is unanswered here is what exactly is "the righ...
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