The price was nearly one million dollars for every strikeout in 2019, and he got it. (Minus million, but close enough)
Let’s put the dollar sign in perspective for a minute. 
Can’t you just picture him already at Yankee Stadium in those classic, iconic, Nike logo — I mean pinstripe — jerseys.
Yankees fans woke up feeling great this morning: Current Yankees players, including Aaron Judge, had to hop on Twitter to share their excitement Cole is headed straight to the bank. Many Yankees fans were mourning the loss of Didi Gregorius, who is leaving town for the Philadelphia Phillies, earlier on Tuesday: Kids, if you are reading this and you want to one day have 4 million, my best advice is to pick up a baseball, like yesterday. When words fail, emojis and gifs are here to express excitement.  Of course, everyone flooded to social media to give their take on the whole thing. Here are some of the best reactions.  Stephen Strasburg’s record-breaking contract with the Washington Nationals did not hold the title for very long. Some people are sweating just looking at how much money Cole is getting. This is a pretty good point, that parking is expensive.  New York Yankees fans, congratulations. You got your guy. Free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole is off the market and heading to the Big Apple. The star signed a record-breaking 4 million contract over nine years, putting him in pinstripes. But remember, it’s not your money. The pitcher was long rumored to be heading to a West Coast team to be closer to where he grew up after he made it rather obvious that he would not be returning to the Houston Astros. Some “mystery teams” crept up during the MLB Winter Meetings, but the Yankees got the deal done late Tuesday night.  … but I think the addition of Cole will make them feel a little bit better.