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Boras: 2 new 'mystery teams' in pursuit of Cole

theScore logo theScore 12/10/2019 Bryan Mcwilliam
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It wouldn't be the winter meetings without a mystery team entering the mix for one of the biggest free agents.

Gerrit Cole's agent, Scott Boras, met with the media Tuesday and said there are two mystery clubs interested in the ace, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

Cole has met with the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Los Angeles Angels, and is expected to exceed a $300-million payday in free agency, which would supplant the Washington Nationals' and Stephen Strasburg's reported record-breaking deal for a pitcher.

While Boras wouldn't put a timetable on when Cole would sign, he did acknowledge that it could come sooner than later.

"I don't want to put a time frame on it, but certainly there is a probability it could get done here," Boras said, according to Hoch.

Cole had the best season of his career in 2019, going 20-5 with an American League-leading 2.50 ERA and 2.64 FIP in 212 1/3 innings. He led all of baseball in pitcher WAR (7.4) and strikeouts (326), according to FanGraphs.

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