While the New York Yankees have their sights set on improving their starting pitching this offseason, it seems like general manager Brian Cashman believes in the idea of addition by subtraction to improve his rotation for 2019.
Cashman has made it clear that he will be trading Sonny Gray this winter and reports have indicated that the Yankees have spoken with the Milwaukee Brewers about a trade for the right-handed starter.
After being acquired by the Bronx Bombers from the Oakland Athletics at the 2017 trade deadline, Gray struggled mightily during the 2018 season as he finished with a 4.91 ERA and was even pulled from the starting rotation in August.
Despite Gray's struggles in the Bronx, there's still some value in acquiring him. He has shown in the past that he's more than capable of being a good pitcher as he was a former All-Star during his time in Oakland.
Because with 11 teams and possibly more interested, Cash is going to work his magic and get the best possible deal. Sonny Gray becomes more valuable once Corbin drops, Happ, etc. Exciting times. https://t.co/pEaU5yUjr5— Evan Daniel (@mrevandaniel) December 4, 2018
It just seemed like Gray couldn't handle the spotlight of pitching in New York, which is understandable because not everybody can. Pitching for a small-market team like Milwaukee could be a perfect situation for him.