Mike Francesa uses Astros 'scam to fuel Gerrit Cole Yankees' drama

<pre><pre>Mike Francesa uses Astros 'scam to fuel Gerrit Cole Yankees' drama

Since Mike Francesa's radio time is shortened, his Twitter account may be the best way for him to stay relevant.

He tried to stir the pot early Wednesday morning, hinting at a possible strife between Gerrit Cole, the Yankees' new $ 324 million ace, and Cole's new teammate after the Astros fraud scandal. Gleyber Torres said this week he thought the Astros were still cheating in 2019. Cole wasn't at the Astros that won the World Series in 2017, but he has been on the team for the past two seasons. The Astros were classified as illegally stolen by MLB in 2017 and in parts of the 2018 season.

"If the Americans cannot tolerate Astros' cheating and believe that Astros cheated 2019, how are they playing behind Cole this season?" wrote Francesawho now only does half an hour on WFAN and steam time on Radio.com. Francesa then said, "The Americans have to forget about Astros and realize that they haven't been anything special in the postseason for a long time. It takes something special to win the World Series."

Cole was asked by The Post Tuesday for Torres' comments.

"He has a right to his opinion. It's an emotional issue for everyone, ”said Cole. "I'm just saying what I said before that I didn't see anything and I thought we were clean."

Cole said he "might" talk to Torres about the subject "if it shows up organically."

If Cole is as dominant for the Yankees as it was last season, his teammates will likely play well behind him.