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Gerrit Cole, the New York Yankees, and $324 Million—a Baseball Love Triangle

Cole just signed the biggest contract in baseball history for a pitcher, and it’s not particularly close

World Series - Houston Astros v Washington Nationals - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Gerrit Cole just signed the biggest contract in baseball history for a pitcher, and it’s not particularly close. Does this mean the Yankees are the Yankees of old, and have they upended the Astros as the best team in baseball? Plus: The AL East is stacked. Is the addition of Cole, the best pitcher in baseball, enough to win that arms race?

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