The Washington Nationals made the first move and resigned pitcher Stephen Strasburg for $245 Million over 7 years. Gerrit Cole will get more and the Yankees need to break the bank to get him. They have no choice but to give Cole a record setting offer he can’t refuse.  The Yankees can’t lose out to the LA Angels and LA Dodgers, unless it’s because of location. If Cole is hung up on playing in his home town, then there is not much the Yankees can do.