The Yankees are feeling good about their discussions with star free agent Gerrit Cole.
Manager Aaron Boone told YES Network on Monday night that the organization was pleased with how meetings went with both Cole and the since-signed Stephen Strasburg, both of which happened last week in California. The Nationals gave Strasburg a record-breaking seven-year, $245 million deal to stay with the club on Monday. The numbers for Cole are expected to be significantly higher.
“Really good,” Boone said of the meetings at the first day of the winter meetings in San Diego. “It was great getting to know some big time people in our sport and we had the opportunity to meet with a couple of guys last week here and Cole and (Strasburg) and it was one of those things that was a pleasure to do and get to know guys more and hear about their craft and hear what makes great athletes tick and allows them to do their things.
“Hopefully, it’s something that that resonated kind of a two-way street and we’ll see where it ends up. Obviously, where the negotiations go and things like that. We’ll see what happens. But, for me, personally, it was a real joy to meet with those…