Charley Walters: Could Twins make deal to get Gerrit Cole?

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Charley Walters: Could Twins make deal to get Gerrit Cole?
Charley Walters: Could Twins make deal to get Gerrit Cole?

Could the Minnesota Twins, whose offseason priority is starting pitching, sign baseball's best starter, free agent Gerrit Cole, this winter? Look for the Twins, who have three free-agent starters, to at least make an offer to Cole, the Houston Astros' right-hander who has won 23 of his past 24 decisions. But it would take a record signing for the club. The free-agent market for Cole, 29, is estimated at about $230 million over seven years. The Twins aren't going to do that. But there's been buzz that $100 million for two years might be worth a try. Cole, who never has had a serious arm injury, isn't likely to turn down a guaranteed $230 million contract. But $50 million a year, even for two years,

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