• Mike Lupica: It's time for Gerrit Cole to start pitching like an ace

    6 days ago - By Bésame

    The Yankees paid Gerrit Cole $324 million to be one of Those Guys. Only he's not, at least not so far.
    Cole is a big guy and obviously has a big arm. He has shown flashes when he does make you recall Buck Showalter's definition of an ace: “You know one when you see one.” But how often do you really feel that way when you see Cole, who has already had five starts this year when he gave up five runs, and another game in Detroit one cold night when he didn't make it out of the second inning?
    It's not all Cole's fault that he hasn't been the kind of stud game-changer that his old teammate in...
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