After Stephen Strasburg’s Monday inking of a 245million 7yr. deal with the Washington Nationals, there was no question that the bank would have to be thrown at Gerrit Cole, arguably one of the most sought after pitchers of the past decade. Cole, a childhood Yankees fan, expressed his love for attending games in the ’90s watching his favorite players Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter earlier this year during the Astros/Yankees ALCS. Now, Cole has achieved his own life long dream of becoming a Yankee. The 29-year-old hard-throwing right-hander inked a deal tonight for 9 years worth 324 million dollars total. Cole set an Astros record by winning his last 16 regular-season decisions and topped the AL with a career-best 2.50 ERA. His career-high 326 strikeouts were the most in the majors and set an Astros franchise record earning him a close runner-up placement for the AL Cy Young award. The deal is the largest for a pitcher in MLB history and is only 6 million off of Bryce Harpers 330 million dollar deal last year with the Philadelphia Phillies.