Sonny Gray may have had a disappointing season with the Yankees after the team traded for him in 2017, but that does not mean that his career is in shambles.
It seems as if the right-handed pitcher is sure to get another chance with a team in 2018, with a plethora of squads lining up to take a chance.
Report: Braves, Twins, Rangers, and Padres are in on Sonny Gray https://t.co/vptjulFTin— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) November 25, 2018
Reports state that a few different teams will be pursuing the 29-year-old this coming offseason. No team is a front runner, yet, with talks appearing to stall with Cincinnati.
Gray was a fantastic arm for the A's before being sent to New York. He became flustered with the Yanks, however. He had a 4.90 ERA with the Yankees, and soon found himself out of the rotation, performing disastrously at home.
Gray could be going back home, with the Athletics looking at him as a depth and bounceback candidate.
Sources: #Yankees, #Athletics have had contact about a deal that would send Sonny Gray back to Oakland, but there is no present momentum in talks. Oakland is looking for pitching and clearly comfortable bringing back former A’s (Cahill, Anderson, et al). @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 16, 2018
Oakland may be the perfect place for Gray to go. He played his best days there, of course, and the staff knows him well.
But don't rule out Atlanta, always looking to find veteran pitching improvements at the margins, a la Anibal Sanchez.