The Yankees acquired Sonny Gray for 2B/SS/OF Jorge Mateo, OF Dustin Fowler, and SP James Kaprielian. The fact that Cashman was able to get the young controllable starter he has been targeting for weeks now without having to give up Estevan Florial, a highly touted outfield prospect, is incredible. Instead he gave up Mateo who was expendable and has guys in front of him in the middle infield and two guys that are out for the year with a banged up knee and Tommy John surgery is pure robbery. How’s that moneybag system working for the perpetually selling A’s and Billy Beane?
Gray is having a solid year with a 6-5 record and a 3.43 ERA. He’s a huge upgrade in the rotation, especially since Pineda is out and the Yankees have been forced to run out Caleb Smith every 5th day.
The biggest part of this trade is that he isn’t a rental, he’s under contract till 2019, a guy that can help the Yanks get that 28th ring for the next 3 years.
Severino, Gray, Tanaka, CC, Montgomery/Jaime Garcia, a great rotation to put out there.
This is absolutely the type of deal that can win the Yankees the division and firmly put them in front of the Red Sox.
Brian Cashman…you’ve done it again.