The pitcher was long rumored to be heading to a Houston Astros. Some " " crept up during the MLB Winter Meetings, but the Yankees got the deal done late Tuesday night.to be closer to where he grew up after he made it rather obvious that he to the
Of course, everyone flooded to social media to give their take on the whole thing. Here are some of the best reactions.
Yankees fans woke up feeling great this morning:
The price was nearly one million dollars for every strikeout in 2019, and he got it. (Minus $2 million, but close enough)
So Gerrit Cole gets $1 million per strikeout. He struck out 326 last year— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2019
Cole is headed straight to the bank.
Some people are sweating just looking at how much money Cole is getting.
But remember, it's not your money.
I wanted the Yankees to pay Gerrit Cole $252 million for six years, so the three extra at $72 million seems very reasonable to ride out on. Mostly, it’s not my money. And unless Hank or Hal follows me, it’s not yours, either.— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) December 11, 2019
Let's put the dollar sign in perspective for a minute.
Gerrit Cole cost $1M less than Angel Stadium and the 133 acres of ripe, undeveloped land that surrounds it. Unreal.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) December 11, 2019
Current Yankees players, including Aaron Judge, had to hop on Twitter to share their excitement
😏— Aaron Judge (@TheJudge44) December 11, 2019
When words fail, emojis and gifs are here to express excitement.
Can't you just picture him already at Yankee Stadium in those classic, iconic, Nike logo -- I mean pinstripe -- jerseys.
This is a pretty good point, that parking is expensive.
Good news for Gerrit Cole is that he might be able to afford parking around Yankee Stadium during the postseason now— Joe (@JoeRiveraSN) December 11, 2019
Kids, if you are reading this and you want to one day have $324 million, my best advice is to pick up a baseball, like yesterday.
I’m going to miss Didi Gregorius. That’s all I have to say right now. I ask that you please respect my privacy during this difficult time— Nick Parco (@nick_parco) December 11, 2019
... but I think the addition of Cole will make them feel a little bit better.