The Los Angeles Dodgers might very well be out of the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes before they were even in it.
A report over the weekend suggested that there has been no “engagement” between the Dodgers’ front office and Cole’s rep, super agent Scott Boras.
In talking to the media during the MLB winter meetings in San Diego on Monday night, Dodgers president Andrew Friedman all but confirmed this.
Friedman noted that the Dodgers have no meeting scheduled with Boras, who represents Cole as well as key free agents such as Anthony Rendon and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
We’re at a very fluid time of the MLB offseason. Things can change in a heartbeat.
But for now, it appears the Dodgers are one rung below the Angels and Yankees for Cole. In fact, New York is planning to submit an official offer to the AL Cy Young runner-up some time soon.