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MLB Trading Rumors: Yankees has several offers for Sonny Gray on the table; Reds, A are among teams in contact

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, despite helping with the rotation, has said that he will trade right-hand Sonny Gray…

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, despite helping with the rotation, has said that he will trade right-hand Sonny Gray this offseason.

Gray came to the bronx with a solid record of success, which sometimes borders on ace-ish. However, with the Yankees in 2018, Gray turned to a 4.90 ERA over 23 start and seven relief games with decreasing command and control indicators. He also did not perform in the fall season.

For all this is SNY’s Andy Martino:

The Yankees have several offers on the table for RHP Sonny Gray and are about to weigh them according to major league sources.

For details, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweeted that the red have conversations with Yankees about Gray. It’s futile on a couple of fronts – The red needs bad pitching, and the new Red pitcher coach Derek Johnson was Grays pitching coach back in his Vanderbilt days. Also …

Otherwise, our own Mike Axisa considered that Gray would fit well with the team that developed and developed him Athletics. Sure enough:

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– Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 16, 2018

Gray set up a 3.42 ERA in parts of five seasons with Oakland and 2015 made the All Star team and finished third in AL Cy Young balloting. Grey’s fastball speed is still pretty much where it has always been, so maybe a new (or old) environment and a new pair of coaching eyes give better results.

In the case of Yankees, Grays trading is likely to predict an active winter in terms of strengthening the rotation. They are strongly acclaimed for being in the mix of free agent Patrick Corbin and potential trade goals such as Corey Kluber from the Indians and James Paxton from the seamen.

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