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Gerrit Cole reportedly offered deal worth $245M with Yankees

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, was to meet with New York Yankees officials in California on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake made the trip to speak with the 29-year-old right-hander, a person familiar with the planning said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the meeting was not announced.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, was to meet with New York Yankees officials in California on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake made the trip to speak with the 29-year-old right-hander, a person familiar with the planning said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the meeting was not announced.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Houston Astros star pitcher and now free agent Gerrit Cole reportedly has a big deal to consider: a deal with the Yankees worth $245 million.

New York Times baseball reporter Bob Klapisch reported on Twitter that number would surpass Zack Greinke’s $34.4 million average annual value deal made last season with the Astros.

But will another team offer a sweeter deal for Cole? Klapisch speculated whether the Dodger or Angels could offer a longer contract, perhaps 8, 9 or 10 years.

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