Gerrit Cole Tweets Note To Houston After World Series Loss

Cole made no mention of his offseason intentions

Brandon Scott
October 31, 2019 - 2:59 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Gerrit Cole tweeted a note to Houston on Thursday, the day after the Astros' Game 7 loss in the World Series.

In the note, Cole said Astros fans made Houston feel like home in his two years here.

Cole, a frontrunner for the American League Cy Young and widely regarded as one of the best pitchers in baseball, is a free agent and is expected to sign a major deal in the offseason. It remains unclear whether the Astros will be in the running to sign him.

After Wednesday night's loss, Cole was seen wearing a Boras Corporation cap, representing his agent Scott Boras. Cole also seemed reluctant to conduct standard postgame interviews with media, saying he's no longer employed by the team.

Related: Gerrit Cole: 'It Was a Pleasure' To Play For Astros

But Thursday's note struck a different tone, though Cole made no mention of his offseason intentions.

"You have been overwhelmingly friendly, welcoming, and kind to my family and me," the note said. "The Astros organization has been such a pleasure to play for., the Cranes are indeed special people and great owners. I've met lifelong friends on the team and in the community and learned a little about pitching along the way. Playing in front (sic) you is really something special and has been such an honor. The incredible support and passionate roars inspire our team to play at highest level we possibly can. This is a relationship between a team and it's (sic) fans like no other that I know. Thank you for making us better people and better players. This was a great season. We have a lot to be proud of."