Latest Gerrit Cole News

APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls drop 4%, back to 2015 level

Dec. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball payrolls dropped 4% in 2021 compared to the league's last full season, and the $4.05 billion total was the lowest in a fully completed year since 2015. Falling payrolls have sparked the labor unrest that led to the sport's first work stoppage...

Trickle-down economics at heart of baseball labor dispute

Dec. 17, 2021 16:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor’s $341 million contract with the New York Mets was supposed to be a boon for other shortstops. Same for pitchers when aces Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer signed megadeals. Baseball players have long benefited from trickle-down economics, where stars...

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

Mariners sign Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to $115M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:33 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night. Ray is coming off the best season of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts in 193...

Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration

Nov. 29, 2021 22:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected...

Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Key people and background in Major League Baseball’s labor negotiations: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1. ...

AP Source: Mariners finalizing deal with Cy Young winner Ray

Nov. 29, 2021 17:05 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are finalizing a contract with American League Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on the condition of anonymity because Ray still...

AP source: Scherzer and Mets agree to $130M, 3-year contract

Nov. 29, 2021 14:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer has shattered baseball's record for highest average salary, agreeing Monday to a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of...

Toronto lefty Ray wins AL Cy Young, Brewers' Burnes takes NL

Nov. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EST

In this Year of the Pitcher, both Robbie Ray and Corbin Burnes completed their own kind of comebacks. Ray rebounded from a dismal season that saw him take a rare pay cut to win the AL Cy Young Award with Toronto while Burnes returned from an early bout of COVID-19 with...

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner praises Cashman, Boone

Nov. 17, 2021 19:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner praised general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone on Wednesday, and said he is open to a new contract for slugger Aaron Judge. Boone got a three-year contract after New York went 92-70 this season,...