Yankees needed more than a decade, yet they at long last landed Gerrit Cole, Brian Cashman’s ‘white whale’

New York Yankees senior manager Brian Cashman didn’t mince around the issues Tuesday evening at the Winter Meetings. He called Gerrit Cole his “white whale” and said “we’re playing the obvious game” in free agency. The Yankees neglected to sign Cole as their first-round pick in 2008, and again neglected to secure him in an trade with the Pirates two years prior. They would not be denied a third time. Late Tuesday night Cole consented to a massive nine-year contract

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