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Gerrit Cole Notes: Future Trades, Untouchable Prospects, and Cole’s Value

Gerrit Cole Notes: Future Trades, Untouchable Prospects, and Cole’s Value

Gerrit Cole was traded by the Pirates to the Astros on Saturday in a deal that brought back Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, Michael Feliz, and Jason Martin. We've heard rumors that the Pirates have been asked about other players beyond Cole, with the big two being Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison. I've felt that Cole would be the first to move, and the team would follow by selling other players after that. Jerry Crasnick says that this seems to be the feeling from teams as well, with Andrew McCutchen possibly being the next to move.

That would make sense. McCutchen is only under team control for the 2018 season, and the Pirates aren't winning in 2018 now that Cole is gone. It would also make sense to move Harrison and any other pla...

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