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103-59, 1st in AL East

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Geoff Jacobson, whose toddler was badly hurt at Yankee Stadium on a 2017 liner, said extended netting for all 30 teams is "another step in the right direction," but added, "the failure of certain teams to extend netting to the foul poles surely has less to do with 'structural limitations' (cited by the commissioner) and more to do with stubborn owners unwilling to do the right thing." He also said MLB owes it to the fans and general public to release data it has acquired on fan safety.

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Yanks GM on Cole: Finally landed 'white whale'

A day after the Yankees agreed to a deal with pitcher Gerrit Cole, their GM and manager had strong praise for the biggest prize of the free-agent market.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brian Cashman on the Yankees returning to a more aggressive "Evil Empire" approach in their pursuit of Gerrit Cole: "The only thing that you've seen different is I think we have been more adept at utilizing a lot of different roads that maybe the Yankees of the 80's weren't using. We were just using every tool in the toolbox, not just the big hammer. But it doesn't mean the big hammer is not still available."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brian Cashman on the Yankees pursuit of Gerrit Cole: "Elite players get paid, typically. Ultimately, if you want to compete for elite talent, you're going to have to step up to the plate and allow yourself to be heard and noticed."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Gerrit Cole: "Elite players get paid, typically. Ultimately, if you want to compete for elite talent, you're going to have to step up to the plate and allow yourself to be heard and noticed."

2:03

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Per the CBA, Yankees can't address the Gerrit Cole signing until it becomes official (pending physical) but Aaron Boone talked about last night's breaking news.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Friedman said this tonight about missing out on Gerrit Cole despite reportedly offering a $300M contract: "There have been and there are going to be lots of times when someone's first choice is the Dodgers and we get that advantage. When we don't, we certainly understand it."

1:59

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks about Gerrit Cole, and how he believes he'll handle playing in New York.

Boone expects Cole to thrive in New York (1:59)
20h

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers felt good about their chances to land Gerrit Cole and thought they might get him right up until the time he chose the Yankees. They don't think the money was enough of a difference to lose out on him; they think in the end he simply wanted to be a Yankee.

22h

BBTN: Reaction To Gerrit Cole's Record Contract

Nine years. $324 million. Karl Ravech reacts to Gerrit Cole's record deal with the Yankees, its impact on the AL East and how the signing makes the Yankees the biggest World Series favorite in years. Then, New York Post's Joel Sherman on what Cole's decision ultimately came down to (19:15) and ESPN's Marly Rivera with a story on the moment she found out about the signing (37:23). And, SNY's Steve Gelbs with the latest on the Mets and how MLB's investigation into the Astros will impact new manager Carlos Beltran (37:23).

The Yankees have wanted Gerrit Cole for a long time (2:02)
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Martin Maldonado, who was Gerrit Cole's personal catcher the second half of the 2019 season, is a free agent. It'll be interesting to keep an eye on the Yankees, given the fact that Austin Romine is also a free agent.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A little reminder that the Yankees didn't lose to the Astros in 2017 and 2019 because of their starting pitching. Hit .214 and scored 21 runs in six games in '19 ALCS. Hit .205 and scored 22 runs in seven games in '17 ALCS. And hit .214 and scored 14 runs in four games against Red Sox in 2018 ALDS. They've lost in playoffs because the offense hasn't delivered.

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Balkovec looks forward to breaking barrier

Rachel Balkovec, hired by the Yankees in November, starts work next month as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big league team.

1:01

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Aaron Boone talks about bringing Andy Pettitte, one of Gerrit Cole's favorite pitchers, to the meeting with the 29-year-old righty.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The Yankees' 2020 rotation is now likely to slot in as Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and either Domingo German or Jordan Montgomery. And the days of calling New York's lineup a potential weakness are a thing of the past.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone spoke to us earlier today about the Yankees pitch to Gerrit Cole: "We feel like -- I certainly feel like there is no better place than to come play for the Yankees in the Bronx, and hopefully at the end of the day he feels the same way."

Kurkjian: Cole to Yankees makes them the best team in baseball (0:44)
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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.3114th
Quality Starts53Tied-15th
WHIP1.3013th
BAA.24811th
Runs9431st
Batting Average.2674th
On Base Percentage.3394th
Slugging Percentage.4903rd