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Pinstripe Alley Dec 14, 2018
Four Yankees takeaways from the 2018 Winter Meetings

Four Yankees takeaways from the 2018 Winter Meetings

There wasn’t a lot of action, but the Winter Meetings gave us a few Yankees clues. Just like that, the 2018 Winter Meetings have come and gone. While there existed a shortage of noteworthy moves, plenty of rumors and clues trickled out over the course of the gathering. Before the teams descended on Las Vegas, I asked four questions that the Yankees could answer. While not all of the items got addressed, the team did give us a few takeaways to keep in mind as the offseason progresses. 1. The asking price for Sonny Gray is astronomical To be honest, I’m surprised that the Yankees...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 14, 2018
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NYY News: It’s HAPPening.gif

J.A. Happ contract details revealed; Yankees need to lower asking price for Sonny Gray, and be more patient with Miguel Andujar. MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: After swirling rumors of possibly making a blockbuster deal for Noah Syndergaard or Corey Kluber/Trevor Bauer, the Yankees elected to bring back J.A. Happ on a two-year deal, with an option for a third year. The first two years of the deal will pay Happ $34 million, and the third-year option would depend on the amount of innings Happ can log in the first two years of the deal. If the option vests, the lefty would earn another $17...
MB plays Braves GM: I’d swap Julio Teheran for Sonny Gray

MB plays Braves GM: I’d swap Julio Teheran for Sonny Gray

Of the pitchers apt to be available in trade (as opposed to free agency), the one that intrigues me is Sonny Gray. He was a hot item at the 2017 trade deadline, and the Yankees, who tend to get what they want, got him from the A’s. Then, as sometimes happens with players who land in New York, Gray wasn’t as good as advertised. Last month, general manager Brian Cashman said: “We are going to move him if we get the right deal because I don’t think it’s going to work out in the Bronx.”
Pinstripe Alley Dec 11, 2018
Winter Meetings Rumors: Live Updates (12/11/18)

Winter Meetings Rumors: Live Updates (12/11/18)

What will today bring at the Winter Meetings? Yesterday came and went without a move for the Yankees. There were plenty of rumors, though. We learned about Sonny Gray, J.A. Happ, and the bullpen. Brian Cashman also addressed a variety of topics, including Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Oh, and there was that whole three-team trade discussion! Maybe today will bring some more excitement. Since it can sometimes be hard to keep up with the news, Pinstripe Alley is going to run a series of posts containing all the Yankees rumors over the next three days. It’s important to remember that...
Cincinnati.com Dec 10, 2018
Report: Cincinnati Reds told New York Yankees no on Taylor Trammell in Sonny Gray talks

Report: Cincinnati Reds told New York Yankees no on Taylor Trammell in Sonny Gray talks

The Reds have been clear about their pursuit of starting pitching this offseason.         
SNY TV Dec 10, 2018

Yankees reportedly asked Reds for a top prospect in exchange for Sonny Gray

The Yankees may not want Gray anymore, but certainly are holding him in high regard.
Pinstripe Alley Dec 10, 2018
NYY News: Yanks are scramb-Lynn for rotation help

NYY News: Yanks are scramb-Lynn for rotation help

Lance Lynn among the Yankees’ plan B candidates; the Yankees’ newfound reluctance to splurge; the effect of Stanton’s contract on the pursuit of Machado MLB Trade Rumors | Connor Byrne: Fortifying the starting rotation has been an oft-stated goal for the Yankees this offseason. Brian Cashman did well to secure top-tier hurler James Paxton in November, but with Sonny Gray on the trade block, the Yankees need another arm to fill out the rotation. Byrne suggests that the Yankees are interested in Lance Lynn as a B-option, as he pitched well for them down the stretch last season and will...
River Ave. Blues Dec 9, 2018

Staying Sonny in the Bronx: A Case for Keeping Sonny Gray

In a season four episode of “Mad Men,” the principal characters’ firm is about to go under thanks to the exit of a big account. When confronted with this, they have to put up a personal stake as collateral for the bank. Upon telling this to his wife, Pete (played by Vincent Kartheiser) gets the […] The post Staying Sonny in the Bronx: A Case for Keeping Sonny Gray appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Friars on Base Dec 5, 2018

San Diego Padres AM Talk: Sonny Gray and Noah Syndergaard, Again

San Diego Padres AM Talk: Are the Padres continuing towards a trade involving a New York pitcher? Happy hump day, San Diego! With my company holiday party coming up on Friday night, productivity in the office hasn’t been very high and, unfortunately, the San Diego Padres have given me very little to discuss or read about […] San Diego Padres AM Talk: Sonny Gray and Noah Syndergaard, Again - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Dec 4, 2018

Yankees in talks with two teams about potential Sonny Gray trade: Reports

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is still working hard to ship Sonny Gray out of the Bronx, and two teams are reportedly interested.
Reviewing the Brew Dec 4, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: In Talks With Yankees For Sonny Gray

The Milwaukee Brewers continue their search for starting pitching this offseason. This search has once again taken them to Sonny Gray of the New York Yankees. Back in 2017, the hot Milwaukee Brewers rumors were that the team was heavily interested in acquiring Sonny Gray from Oakland at the July deadline. But Oakland insisted on […] Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: In Talks With Yankees For Sonny Gray - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball Dec 4, 2018
Report: Milwaukee Brewers have spoken to New York Yankees about a Sonny Gray trade

Report: Milwaukee Brewers have spoken to New York Yankees about a Sonny Gray trade

The Brewers had interest in Gray when he was in Oakland, and that continues now with a different team and under a different pitching coach. Back while Derek Johnson was the pitching coach, the Brewers were linked a few times to Sonny Gray in trade rumors. Now, with new pitching coach Chris Hook in charge, he has the same interest. This morning, Jon Morosi is reporting that the Brewers have spoken to the Yankees about Sonny Gray. During Gray’s tenure in Oakland, the Brewers showed interest in acquiring him several times during his tenure, even bidding on him up to the 2017 trade deadline,...
SNY TV Dec 4, 2018

Yankees have spoken to Brewers about Sonny Gray trade: Report

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is still working hard to ship Sonny Gray out of the Bronx, and the Brewers are reportedly interested.
Pinstripe Alley Dec 3, 2018
How the Yankees’ payroll may shape the team’s offseason plans

How the Yankees’ payroll may shape the team’s offseason plans

New York is very close to the luxury threshold, and the team has a number of needs to fill. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has been up front about the team’s offseason objectives. He wants to upgrade the starting rotation, maintain the dominant bullpen, find a replacement for the injured Didi Gregorius, and trade beleaguered starter Sonny Gray. Owner Hal Steinbrenner echoed these goals, but it’s unknown whether he’s willing to authorize the spending which may be required to get it done. When pressed on the issue, Cashman mentioned that payroll could be an obstacle to checking...
River Ave. Blues Dec 2, 2018

A Question of Two Lefties

The Yankees improved their rotation in the short term recently when they dealt for (former) Seattle lefty James Paxton. This came after re-signing CC Sabathia for a one year contract, joining the two with Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, and, uh, Sonny Gray. On its face, that isn’t a bad starting five and if they were […] The post A Question of Two Lefties appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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