Sonny Gray – Oakland A’s
Though an injury risk, Gray, if healthy, will make a great addition to a team in contention. Another bonus is he is under contract for all of 2018 as well, not making him a rental player, like Darvish. I look for the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, and Colorado Rockies to make a serious run at acquiring the 27 year old.
In 2017 to this point, Gray, holds a 6-4 record, 3.66 ERA, and has 85 SO in 91 innings. The Brewers, a team not expected to take much risk at the deadline, would be a great fit. They would have him under contract for all of next season, and could slot him into a rotation with Jimmy Nelson, Matt Garza, and Chase Anderson (once he returns off the DL).
The Yankees, have also been rumored to acquire a front-line starter, to add to a strength of theirs so far this season. Entering play on July 25th, they had the 5th best team ERA at 3.88. He would help bolster a rotation that has surprised to this point in the season.
Oakland, the Yankees continue to talk about Sonny Gray. Yankees have been focused on players who can help them in '17 and beyond.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 25, 2017
Somewhat of a surprise team, would be the Colorado Rockies. So far this season they have a team ERA of 4.69, which ranks 23rd in all of baseball. Adding Gray to a youthful staff could benefit them in a number of ways. Gray, who has nasty secondary pitches, could help mentor their staff. Not so sure Gray would enjoy pitching at Coors Field though. Look for him to be dealt one way or the other this week at some point.