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What’s up Gerrit Coles butt?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by my time to shine, Oct 21, 2022.

  1. Fulgore

    Fulgore Member

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    I think you know what game 7 I’m referring to
     
  2. Yordan The Great

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    Oh we're talking about coming on in relief against the Nats. Got it.

    Sorry but I have those bad memories blocked out.
     
  3. CrushCity

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    I never liked the guy. He always gave off gigantic ******* vibes. I wasn’t that broken up when he didn’t resign cause I never really liked him.
     
  4. Yordan The Great

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    I fail to believe any true Astros fan watched Gerit Cole dominate for those 2 seasons and thought to themselves, man I REALLY don't like this dude.

    I mean the way he reacted after the game 7 loss I was definitely in adios, don't let the door hit ya mode. But I'm not gonna sit hear and rewrite history and say I disliked the dude when he was helping us win over 100 games for 2 straight seasons. That dude was electric and hella fun to watch.
     
  5. Jared Novak

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    Gerrit Cole was one of the best acquisitions that the Astros made. While it did hurt to lose Joe Musgrove, the two seasons that Cole was here were well worth it. I was a huge Cole fan and he flourished here in Houston. People may have forgotten that The MO on a Cole was that he felt pressured as the Pirates’ ace, but was firmly entrenched and comfortable as the #2 behind Verlander.

    I lost all respect for Cole after during the post-game interview after the Game 7 loss in the 2019 World Series to the Nationals. I can understand being disappointed that you lost the World Series, that you felt like you should’ve been put in the game instead of Will Harris, but act like a professional. When Cole took off his Astros cap and put on a different cap and acted like a complete jerk, muttering that he was a free agent now that the World Series was over, that was the moment I said “screw this guy”.

    Cole left for the money, and good for him to get paid. The Astros moved on and went to two more World Series in 2021 and 2022 without him. Cole is a great pitcher, but I’ll never root for him while he wears pinstripes or any other uniform.
     
  6. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Cole definitely gives off a Kevin Durant vibe. He's not sensitive like Durant, but he does not like to be criticized in the same way. And that to me is surprising because he had a lot of struggles to get to where he is, and that normally comes with some humility.
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    Who is Alex Manoah?
     
  8. RunninRaven

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    He's the guy that had 29 more Cy Young votes than Gerritt Cole this season.
     
  9. sealclubber1016

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    .....seriously?

    I get that Canada is long way away, but he's pretty damn good.
     
  10. Buck Turgidson

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    Oh yeah, totally.

    Next time you're crossing the border tell him to pitch better, then he might win some ribbons and prizes and such.

    Otherwise, **** him.
     
  11. Nook

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    It was incredibly predictable too. I know that getting the most money is basically what people are brought up to believe in, but the end goal should be happiness.

    He left the organization, city and teammates for an organization that doesn’t care because they can always buy someone else to do the job. The fans in NYC don’t even like Cole. He doesn’t like the media or fit in with his teammates or the city.

    The utility of money goes down the more you have of it, so he isn’t even really seeing any change in his happiness or lifestyle that is positive from it.

    He could have signed a 3/100 deal with the Astros or signed with his home team and been more successful on the field and happier off of it.

    Verlander is making the same calculated risk. He claims he is happy in Houston, he has a staff he knows, teammates he likes and has two WS rings.
     
  12. Nook

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    Getting the most money is what the overwhelming majority of people do in all walks of life, especially competitive people.
    Often times it is the right decision. The utility of money decreases at some point. Players have lots of internal and external pressures to take the most money.
    Ego’s are huge, players seldom say they make a mistake taking or passing on money.
    Some players like Kershaw have left money on the table, but he is the exception.
     
  13. arkoe

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    Have heard players talk about being pressured by the union to take the biggest contract available even if it's not a situation they particularly want to be in due to it raising the market for the players beneath them in the FA pool.
     
  14. Yordan The Great

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    Alek.

    At least spell his name right.
     
  15. IBTL

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    LMAO.
     

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