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Collette Calls: Breaking Down the Gerrit Cole Trade

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Last weekend, the Astros finally traded for Gerrit Cole. The actual deal had been rumored to happen earlier in the week, but nothing became official until later Saturday.

Cole himself had been rumored to be on the block for weeks now with the Yankees very close at one time. There were reports they wanted Gleyber Torres and other reports saying the Yankees would offer Clint Frazier. Rather than go for the quality prospect, Pittsburgh went the quantity route and added four players to their roster while giving up a ...

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