The New York Yankees are "close" to trading startin

Questions, feedback, and ideas
Posts: 235
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:36 am

The New York Yankees are "close" to trading startin

Postby panxing18 » Sat May 18, 2019 2:05 am

g pitcher Sonny Gray as of Thursday afternoon , according to Fancred's Jon Heyman.Heyman reported earlier in the day that the Cincinnati Reds, the San Francisco Giants, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Oakland Athletics, the San Diego Padres, the Atlanta Braves and the Seattle Mariners are all among the teams that have inquired about Gray.Those reports come after New York signed free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27 million contract on Thursday, perHeyman.A 2011 first-round pick Shelby Miller Jersey , Gray debuted with Oakland back in 2013 and quickly became one of the top up-and-coming pitchers in all of baseball. He was named to the American League All-Star team in his second full season in 2015, finishing third in AL Cy Young voting following a season in which he went 14-7 with a 2.73 ERA in 31 starts.He spent the first four-plus years of his career with the A's before being acquired by the Yankees in a 2017deadline deal. And while that trade was made in an effort to bring a front-of-the-rotation arm to the Bronx, the right-hander's time in pinstripes hasn't been smooth.Gray went 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 starts following the trade in 2017 and went 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA (allowing five runs, four earned, in 8.1 innings) over the course of two postseason starts. This past season, he went 11-9 with a 4.90 ERA in 30 appearances, including 23 starts. He was demoted to the bullpen in August after posting a 5.56 ERA in 21 starts.He was not a part of the Yankees' postseason roster.Gray is just 29 years old, so even though he endured a rough 2018 campaign Chris Owings Jersey , there has been no shortage of interest in him around the league.If the Yankees do, in fact, trade Gray, it would mark just their latest transaction in what has been a busy offseason. This winter, they have acquired Ottavino, starting pitcher James Paxton, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and infielder D.J. LeMahieu while re-signing C.C. Sabathia, Brett Gardner , Zach Britton and J.A. Happ. Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesSuffice it to say Anthony Rizzo was not happy to be playing Thursday's makeup game against the Washington Nationals.The Chicago Cubs slugger wore his full uniform on the team plane heading to Washington D.C. and called MLB's decision to schedule the game for Thursday "kind of a joke.""I was just kind of having fun throughout a tough stretch in the season," Rizzo told reporters. "I mean, we're flying into a state of emergency with rain in the forecast. It's kind of a joke, so why not keep joking around about it and just have fun?"The Cubs were originally scheduled to play Washington on Sunday, but the game was rained out. MLB scheduled the makeup for Thursday, rather than at the end of the season, despite the threat of rain due toHurricane Florence."At the end of the day, our front office Curt Schilling Jersey , our owner, they have our back," Rizzo said. "We're in a long stretch of games. There's people in MLB that have been on the players' side. They understand the human element of it, and they seem not to care at all. So it is what it is. We can sit here and complain about [it], or we can joke about [it]. I'll take the joking around part lot more fun."The Cubs will travel back to Chicago to host the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Rizzo said he did not bring a change of clothes and will wear his uniform on the team plane back to Chicago.Thursday is the 24th consecutive day the Cubs have a scheduled game. They do not have another off day until Sept. 20, which will give them 30 straight days with a trip to the ballpark."I wish he had said something sooner because we all could have done it," manager Joe Maddon said. "I would have done it in a heartbeat."

Return to “Development”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests