The Yankees have a well-known, ongoning pursuit of starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. That's kicking into another gear this week as the MLB Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego.
Stephen Strasburg already returned to the Nationals on Monday. Soon after, the Yankees reportedly submitted an offer for Cole's services.
Yankees skipper Aaron Boone couldn't provide much insight into the discussion there, but he did admit one thing, while also perhaps selling things to Cole.
Regardless of whether or not Cole signs with the Yankees, Boone believes in his team, calling his roster one of the best in the majors.
"We understand that, no matter what road we go down, or what we do as far as tweaking our roster, we have the makings of, obviously, an elite club," Boone said on YES Network. "We're one of those teams that certainly feels that way and if not much happens this winter with things that we add or subtract or whatever, we still feel like that's still very much the case."
But Boone did admit the obvious. Whichever team that wins the Cole sweepstakes is going to get better.
"Any time you're talking about a guy the talent of a Gerrit Cole or a (Stephen) Strasburg, or some of these guys that are true, impact, star, game-changing type players, it's obviously only going to bolster your roster," Boone said.
"If it's meant to be, it will," Boone added.