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How disappointed will you be if the Angels don't sign Gerrit Cole?

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It seems a lot here have convinced themselves that the Angels will sign Cole. Will this offseason be a disappointment to you if the Angels do not sign him? Are you all or nothing? Will you be happy with any other combination of players? Do you think getting back to the playoffs begins and ends with Cole?

Pretty much all I have been reading for the last couple of months is Gerrit Cole this and Gerrit Cole that on this forum so it seems like it would be a massive disappointment of epic proportions to many if Arte does not get the job done.

Edit, sorry about spelling the name wrong. I was doing talk-to-text and didn't bother to check to make sure the spelling was right. I will from now on.

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4 minutes ago, NJHalo said:

Angels are more likely to sign Nat King Cole

if it means not having to listen to a 15-year old American Idol 4th place finisher sing the national anthem before a game, I'm all for it

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It depends.  We desperately need an ace, but if signing Cole limited what else we could do to add to the pitching staff, catcher, and anything else we might want to do, I wouldn’t be too upset.  If our offseason consisted of Cole, Miley, and Castro, it would be ok, but not enough.  Just spitballing, but if we could do a Wheeler, Odorizzi, Hamels, and Grandal/trade for Contreras haul for a similar price, that’s the depth we would need to really give it a go.  

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38 minutes ago, KevinStockerIsGod said:

If our offseason consisted of Cole, Miley, and Castro, it would be ok, but not enough.  Just spitballing, but if we could do a Wheeler, Odorizzi, Hamels, and Grandal/trade for Contreras haul for a similar price, that’s the depth we would need to really give it a go.

I get this sentiment, but there is no way we're acquiring 4 or 5 of the most sought after players in one offseason. 

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21 minutes ago, Calzone 2 said:

So no one is buying that Ohtani can be our Ace for years to come. In two years he may be better that Gerrit Cole. 

Nope

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2 minutes ago, Inside Pitch said:

It takes two to tango, so that tempers my expectations...   Only way I'll actually be bent is if Arte doesn't make a legit effort.

Yep and since it’s not as simple as going to the market and buying an Ace it kind of is what it is.  Arte could offer him 8 years and $260 million and the team up the freeway could be tired of having the best team and not winning the World Series could outbid you be infinite dollars.  Does that mean Arte didn’t try or didn’t “do what it takes” not really.  Every team has a ceiling for each free agent, let’s hope ours is high enough and that he wants to be here as has been reported. 

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I will be disappointed if we don't sign Cole, but if not signing Cole enabled us to get Wheeler, Bumgarner, a back of the rotation guy, and Donaldson or Grandal, then I probably would feel pretty good.

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Spending lavishly on Cole and then penny pinching would be very stupid, IMO. Miley and a crappy catcher paired with Cole would leave us all hoping for a wild card berth if things go right. 
 

you don’t get a Ferrari and then fill it up with 87 gas at arco.

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2 minutes ago, TroutField said:

Spending lavishly on Cole and then penny pinching would be very stupid, IMO. Miley and a crappy catcher paired with Cole would leave us all hoping for a wild card berth if things go right. 
 

you don’t get a Ferrari and then fill it up with 87 gas at arco.

Ohtani isn't 87 gas 

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I really doubt the Angels sign him without Cole making some sort of monetary concession to play for his hometown team. So my expectation is he doesn't and I'm not going to get bent out of shape about it. 

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16 minutes ago, Blarg said:

I really doubt the Angels sign him without Cole making some sort of monetary concession to play for his hometown team. So my expectation is he doesn't and I'm not going to get bent out of shape about it. 

I thought this whole thing was about hugging his mom. 

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1 hour ago, Stradling said:

I absolutely think Ohtani could be an Ace, all the more reason to sign Cole.  It’s not like having two dynamic 3rd baseman or catchers where only one can play at a time. 

is there an extra mound i don't know about?

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