Alex Rodriguez thinks his former team hit a home run by winning the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes.
“A move they had to make,” A-Rod tweeted Wednesday morning, hours after it was revealed Cole was heading to the Yankees on a record-setting nine-year, $324 million contract. “Great job by Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman getting it done. #Yanks”
Cole instantly becomes the Yankees’ bonafide ace and turns them into the World Series favorite, a seismic move that of course isn’t new to A-Rod.
It was eleven years ago Tuesday when the former slugger watched his Yankees sign CC Sabathia to a then-pitching record seven-year, $161 million contract, which led to them winning it all in 2009.
Cole, 29, has the new contract record for pitchers, as his deal will surpass Stephen Strasburg’s recently signed seven-year, $245 million deal with the Nationals.