Gerrit Cole is dealing with a controversy with the Pittsburgh Pirates when his agent Scott Boras talked about the team not paying Cole’s bonus from making the All-Star team last season. Cole made the disagreement public in an interview with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Rob Biertempfel. The Pirates admitted they made a mistake, but Cole should not made this disagreement public in the first place. Cole is going making money in the next few years when he goes to free agency. Both sides did a lousy job of dealing with controversy and they don’t need any distractions going into spring training.