Sonny Gray hasn't been what the Yankees needed since they acquired him last season in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.
Gray, who is 6-7 with a 5.46 ERA this season, has been terrible this year. And some believe that the team could be looking to move the veteran.
Could that Boss-esque trade be one that sees Gray dealt and another seasoned veteran take his spot in the rotation? MLB insider Nick Cafardo seems to think it could happen. According to him, teams have been sending scouts to watch Gray pitch as the second half opens, meaning there's a good chance the Yankees are angling to offload him sooner rather than later.
If Sonny Gray gets blown up today I’m over him, I’ve had enough of this mentally taxing relationship. #nyy— Joseph Coppola (@JCoppola1218) July 21, 2018
Yankee fans are definitely ready to try and move Gray, too.
The feeling, according to Cafardo, is that Gray belongs in a smaller market, which makes sense considering he had a lot of success in Oakland.
The Yankees could trade Gray, flip prospects around for a front-line starter and still be in a good position to make a run at a World Series title.
The question then turns to who would be willing to take on a struggling Sonny Gray. Given his horrid form this season, there are no easy answers there.