In less than one hour, Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole was traded to the Houston Astros...and then he wasn't.
Cole trade rumors have been rampant in recent weeks, and it's gotten to a point where everyone just wants a conclusion. This first tweet really illustrates what everyone is feeling.
The entire Gerrit Cole situation pic.twitter.com/GKofbjrYZt— Jake Wakely (@NJDFan4Life) January 10, 2018
Don't we all believe Cole will be traded? At this point, it wouldn't be shocking if Cole was dealt overseas, right? Nah, he'll probably sign an extension and be a Pirate for life.
Gerrit Cole rumors be like:— Six Man Rotation (@SixManRotation) January 10, 2018
Monday: cole to yankees
Tuesday: cole was never traded to the Yankees
Thursday: cole traded to astros
Friday: jk Cole has been cut from the pirates and banned from mlb
Sunday: jk cole traded to japan
Monday: jk pirates sign him to long extension
This next tweet might be on to something.
Gerrit Cole deal cancelled when Cashman texted the Pirates’ GM offering Jonathan Holder and 20% off all Yankee Stadium Skinnygirl frozen margaritas— TAke a look, y’all: Isaac_Lopez.jpeg (@NotIsaacLopez) January 10, 2018
That's a huge win for the Pirates. Who wouldn't want 20 percent of this bad boys?
One reason why this is rumor mill is get on our last nerves is because the reporting has been very shotty up to this point and has everyone confused.
Me trying to figure out these Gerrit Cole rumors pic.twitter.com/aKihFjTsUh— Chelsea Gates (@ChelseaGatesTV) January 10, 2018
Hell, Jon Morosi was pretty straight forward in his report that this deal had been consummated, and, w
A “false rumor” is basically a lie, right? https://t.co/791syM6RaX— brian (@brianbuck13) January 10, 2018
Especially this guy.
Take a look at this crazy timeline from today.
This one is pretty harsh, but it's accurate on this occasion.
I'm sorry to do it Mr. Morosi, but hit it Mr. President:
andd the Gerrit Cole deal is... *drumroll* pic.twitter.com/Dm4Qr1xCQu— Dom (@ItsChaBoyDom) January 10, 2018
We all want this trade to happen, but damn. Better work on those sources cause they let you down, JP.