Gerrit Cole has been in the major league business for the past decade. Despite being regarded as one of the best pitchers in the league, the New York Yankees ace has been unable to win a Cy Young Award. He came close many a time but fell short of the finish line. But things could change for good this season.
As of Friday, Gerrit Cole has recorded 10-3 with a 2.76 ERA and 166 strikeouts in 25 starts. Having said that, while Cole is making the most of his prime, the New York Yankees are failing to use it to their advantage. If the current trend perpetuates, the Yanks stand at the risk of wasting yet another prime year of ace pitcher Gerrit Cole.
Gerrit Cole Admits To Having Doubts Over Rotation In Spring Training!
The New York Yankees built one of the strongest starting rotations on paper during spring training. However, the efficacy of the rotation failed to transform into the field as injuries and inconsistencies terribly grappled the starters. Amid this, ace pitcher Gerrit Cole has been the only ray of hope. Cole is probably the only player apart from Aaron Judge in the roster who is delivering to his potential. Naturally, the lack of support is leading to immense frustration. He said that while he is feeling for the injured guys, nobody gives a damn from a team’s perspective. One cannot make excuses and just continue t deliver your best on the mound. Further, Cole made a startling revelation. He admitted to having doubts over the rotation construction during spring itself.
However, Gerrit Cole ignored all warning signs considering the unpredictable nature of baseball. But it turns out Cole was right all along. It’s August, and the ace is giving it all he has. Gerrit remains in the midst of one of the best seasons of his career. He is very much in contention to win his maiden Cy Young Award. But the inability to win games for the team is playing a major spoilsport. Cole said that all personal glories would be more meaningful if the Yankees were winning. Because the ultimate goal is to bring a championship ring back home. All things said and done, the New York Yankees are definitely wasting the prime years of Gerrit Cole. He is 32 and still has over five years left in the mega contract. It is up to the front office to figure out how to optimize Cole’s brilliance on the mound.
Yankees Are Currently At Their Worst In The Past 30 Years’ History
History repeats itself. But for the New York Yankees, history has brought shame. After being swept by Atlanta Braves earlier this week, the Yanks have fallen out of the .500 ball club. It’s the first time since 1995 that the club has slipped below .500 this late into the season. In 1995, the team stood 60-61 in September, which was regarded as one of the worst seasons of the franchise’s history.
But with the latest loss, the Yankees have hit a new low. However, the belief and spirit within the camp is still high. Captain Aaron Judge and skipper Aaron Boone are trusting the unit to turn things around in the next couple of weeks. Judge believes it would only take them a couple of winning streaks to hop back on the playoff race. Having said that, it’s easier said than done.