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Who would you rather build around: Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole?

Two of the brightest stars in the league live on opposite coasts. Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout is widely considered the best player in the game today is making his way towards the title of the greatest player ever. Many would love to build around his prodigious talent. However, when pitching wins you championships and there is no one quite like New York Yankees hurler Gerrit Cole, who led the league with 326 strikeouts last season. Who would you rather have as your franchise player? ⚾

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We may be seeing the greatest of all time right now and it's not Gerrit Cole. If you have a historically great player like that, there should be no one else you'd rather build around.

In his eight full seasons, Trout has led the league in OPS+ six times and won three AL MVP awards before turning 28. He has never been outside of the top 4 in MVP voting and is already past names like Derek Jeter and Tony Gwynn in career WAR.

There is no player better than Trout.

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Trout may be a generational gem in the lineup, but that can only take you so far in baseball. Pitching is where championships are won and Gerrit Cole one of the pitchers best equipped to carry a team.

In 2019, Cole started 33 games and pulled out 22 wins. He also led the Majors with 326 strikeouts and led the American League with a 2.46 ERA. In the playoffs, he gave up one run in 22.2 innings before the World Series. The Astros rode his powerful arm to wins in all season and you need that kind of dependability on a team.

Trout is nice, but Cole is the man to build around.

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Who would you rather build around: Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole?
A festive crown for the winner
#BuildAroundTrout
#BuildAroundCole