August 5, 2021

Dodgers Offer to Free Agent Gerrit Cole Revealed (Dodgers Nation)

After the agreement between the New York Yankees and free agent ace Gerrit Cole became official, focus quickly turned to a loaded question: how much did the Dodgers offer?

Now we have an answer.

An offer of 8 years and $300M actually gives the Dodgers a higher average annual value over the 9 years and $324M that Cole ultimately settled on with New York. His deal with the Yanks puts him at $36M per season as where the Dodger deal would have been $37.5M.

Ultimately it seems it came down to the simple fact that Cole grew up a fan of the Yankees.

Notably, the LA deal also would have come with deferrals, which is…

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