June 25, 2021

Gerrit Cole even more confident in Yankees’ World Series hopes (New York Post)


Caden Cole’s arrival on the final day of June supplied a grown-up dose of joy to his father who believes the Yankees can add a World Series trophy to the infant’s crib.

“We liked our chances in February not coming out of the gate 100 percent healthy so I have to say we really like our chances coming out of the gate 100 percent healthy,’’ Cole said Friday on a Zoom call ahead of the Yankees’ first full-squad workout at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. “There is only going to be one coronavirus World Series champion and I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to take that trophy home, especially when you are competing against your peers and there is only going to be one of them. We are excited and bullish and both Aarons [Judge and Hicks] looked great [Thursday] and we are chomping at the bit.’’

First, the Yankees and 29 other teams have to make it through spring training 2.0 without COVID-19 shutting the game down for a second time. Then there is a 60-game season to navigate with 10 teams reaching the postseason.

An optimist, Cole believes the protocols in place can keep baseball on the field.

“I think everybody is going to see how these first few weeks play…

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