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.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 20, 2017
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.