We don’t know for sure that Cole is gone, Luhnow and Crane have surprised me before. Were I the GM, I would do everything I could to keep Cole, even if it meant trading Correa. Correa is hell when he’s well, but he just isn’t well often enough. He plays about half a season, but gets full season pay.
Just out of curiosity, why did we let Charlie Morton go?
While talking pitchers, my all time favorite is Warren Spahn, 363-245 lifetime record with career 3.09 ERA, 2 time Cy Young winner. He would start 36-38 games and come in relief in some others. It was common for him to have 20+ complete games, he won 20 games or more in 13 seasons, including a 23–7 record when he was 42 years old. He did all that while taking off 3 years to serve in WWII and was awarded a Purple Heart fighting in Europe, including Battle of the Bulge.