While Houston manager A.J. Hinch is happy that the addition of Gerrit Cole bolsters his starting rotation, Cole is excited about the opportunity to be teammates with Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel.
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The Houston Astros boosted their rotation when they acquired Gerrit Cole in a five-player trade this week. Eric Karabell reviews the fantasy spin.
Landing Joe Musgrove and three other players might sound like a lot, but the package received says more about Gerrit Cole's fading performance.
Houston got Gerrit Cole without giving up top prospects, leaving Pittsburgh with a four-pack of players who will be challenged to sustain the Bucs' rebuild.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Getting Gerrit Cole from the Pirates is great news for the Astros at almost any price (with Joe Musgrove and Colin Moran the named pieces so far). If they can work with him to get similar results as they did with Justin Verlander, weep for the rest of the AL West for the next two years. Scratch one landing spot for Yu Darvish, and watch to see how soon Andrew McCutchen gets dealt from Pittsburgh as well.
The Pirates have traded their top starting pitcher, Gerrit Cole, to the Astros in exchange for pitcher Joe Musgrove, third baseman Colin Moran, reliever Michael Feliz and outfielder Jason Martin.
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