Gerrit Cole, waiting for a free agent, wasted no time in distancing himself from the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, when the star pitcher donned a baseball cap with his agent's logo and told reporters that he "was not a team employee."  Cole, one of the winners of the Cy Young Award from the American League this season, has warmed up but failed to appear for the Astros as he slipped to a crushing Game 7 defeat against the Washington Nationals in the World Series.
When he spoke to reporters after the game, Cole told an Astros spokesman, "I'm not a team employee," before adding "I suppose as a representative of myself …"
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He subsequently told reporters that he had made "very good friendships" during his two years in Houston.
“Obviously, I learned a lot about picking from my teammates. From picking coaches and staff. I learned a lot more about the game from [manager] A.J. [Hinch]. And it was just a pleasure to play in the city of Houston, "he said.
He also donned a hat with the logo of Boras Corp, the company of superagent Scott Boras. which ultimately led to the national retention of lead was "a decision that I will have to live with."
THE TRUMP IS FOLLOWING THE WORLD SERIES OF THE CROWN  if we don't win the World Series and we have no lead, "Hinch said." He would have helped us win. He was available and I felt it was a game he would go into if we tied it or took the lead. "
Speculation has required that Cole, a native of Southern California who has accumulated 326 hits this season, may return home next season, possibly for the Angels or Dodgers. The New York Yankees are also expected to play
The Nationals won from behind, beating a pair of home runs in the seventh inning on the way to a 6-2 victory in the Fall Classic final game, which saw the visiting team win all seven games.
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Washington won its first two games in Houston, then Houston returned the favor by making three straight in DC With a win with two wins in Texas.