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Yankees to trade Sonny Gray to Reds

The Yankees are finally trading Sonny Gray. After months of rumors, it sounds like the Yankees are finally trading Sonny Gray. Jon Heyman reports that the the Bombers are finalizing a trade that would send the embattled right-hander to the Cincinnati Reds. In exchange, the Bombers will receive infield prospect Shed Long, a Competitive Balance Round A draft pick, and possibly a lesser prospect. Ken Rosenthal first had that the Reds were making progress yesterday. Gray, 29, had a disastrous season in 2018. He pitched to a 4.90 ERA (4.17 FIP) across 130.1 innings. The nadir of his season...

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Will the Yankees extend their young stars?

The Yankees’ recent reluctance to make long-term commitments may mean that they will let the Baby Bombers go. Mea culpa: at this point, I hesitate to brand the Yankees as cheap, as I have implied in past articles. Instead, I will say the Yankees have been meticulous about how they spend their money. They have shown a reluctance to hand out lucrative long-term contracts to free agents, but they haven’t been shy about granting short-term contracts to “Tier two" free agents, even if it means going over the luxury tax. Judging from such behavior, the Yankees seem to be committed to...

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies: What a Nolan Arenado trade to the Yankees could look like

SNY’s Andy Martino reported yesterday that we shouldn’t sleep on the Yankees on acquiring Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies so, today, we’ll look at what the Yankees could offer the Colorado Rockies in a trade. Before you get all worked up, it’s a very distinct possibility that the Rockies will not be able to […] Colorado Rockies: What a Nolan Arenado trade to the Yankees could look like - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Yankees linked to Nolan Arenado, not out on Manny Machado

The Yankees are reportedly keeping tabs on the third base market. It stands to reason that the Yankees finished their offseason heavy lifting. The team traded James Paxton, signed two elite relievers, and added a bunch of infield depth. Once Sonny Gray gets traded — and that could happen at any minute — the Bombers should be able to call it a winter. That said, it feels like the Yankees may have missed a chance to make a move that shifts the balance of the power in the American League. The team has yet to sign any of the top free agents on the market, game-changing players available...

The Denver Post

Trade rumors of Nolan Arenado to Yankees from Rockies are unfounded

Nolan Arenado's future is likely to remain a hot topic well into the 2019 season, but suggestions that a trade might be brewing between the Rockies and Yankees to ship the all-star third baseman to New York are unfounded.

Call to the Pen

Signing Adam Ottavino may have maxed out the New York Yankees payroll

The New York Yankees were expected to spend a large amount of money this offseason after dipping below the luxury tax threshold last season, but a recent signing may have signaled the end of bringing in additional reinforcements. On Thursday, the New York Yankees signed free agent reliever Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27.00 million […] Signing Adam Ottavino may have maxed out the New York Yankees payroll - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brew Crew Ball

Reds moving towards Sonny Gray trade, but Brewers remain on periphery of talks, per report

Rumors persist! The trade talks surrounding Sonny Gray have dragged on for months, but it appears that things might finally be coming to a head. In fact, there’s reason to believe that the New York Yankees may deal the embattled right-hander as soon as this weekend: Yankees and #Reds are getting closer on a Sonny Gray trade. Teams are talking about two prospects and a draft pick going for Sonny. One of 2B prospect Shed Long and C prospect Tyler Stephenson may go. #SFGiants, Braves, Brewers are on periphery. A deal should happen this weekend.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 19,...

SNY TV

Yankees free agent target Manny Machado still taking meetings with 'mystery teams'

The Yankees are checking in on Manny Machado, who has at least two 'mystery teams' pursuing him.

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: What are the latest Sonny Gray rumors?

The New York Yankees have spent the last few days heavily involved in trade talks for Sonny Gray.  Could Gray end up with the Milwaukee Brewers or is there another front runner? There have been several permutations of trades involving Sonny Gray in recent days. From deals to the Cincinnati Reds for prospects and draft […] Milwaukee Brewers: What are the latest Sonny Gray rumors? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Purple Row

Saturday Rockpile: Start Spreading the Nolan

Rockies news and links for January 19, 2019 Yankees have discussed the possibility of trying to trade for Rockies’ Nolan Arenado, report says | CBS SportsThe New York Yankees have reportedly had internal discussions about trading for Colorado Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado, writes Dayn Perry of CBS Sports. With former Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki, DJ LeMahieu and Adam Ottavino all joining the Yankees this offseason, it would be tough to see Arenado be next. Note that there has been no indication from Rockies’ General Manager Jeff Bridich that the Rockies are interested in trading...

SNY TV

Yankees finalizing trade of Sonny Gray to Reds: Report

Sonny will soon be headed to Cincinnati.

Pinstripe Alley

Let’s remember Sonny Gray’s best starts with the Yankees

Let’s remember the good times we had with Gray. With each passing day, the Sonny Gray era in the Bronx draws nearer to a conclusion. Since arriving at the trade deadline in 2017, the right-hander has had a rocky tenure in pinstripes. He had his share of shaky moments, but he also pitched fairly well at times. You can’t write him totally off! To give Gray a proper farewell, I’m going to rank his best starts with the Yankees. I used Game Score as my guiding criteria. For a quick primer on the metric, here’s a handy explanation. It’s not a perfect tool, but it does a pretty fine...

Red Reporter

Are the Reds eyeing a move for Sonny Gray?

The stove has been warming up over the last 24 hours, with rumblings that the Reds are lining up a trade for Sonny Gray. SportsRag’s Jon Heyman with the latest: Yankees and #Reds are getting closer on a Sonny Gray trade. Teams are talking about two prospects and a draft pick going for Sonny. One of 2B prospect Shed Long and C prospect Tyler Stephenson may go. #SFGiants, Braves, Brewers are on periphery. A deal should happen this weekend.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 19, 2019 As of right now, Long and Stephenson feature as the Reds’ 7th and 10th ranked prospects respectively...

Pinstripe Alley

How do Yankees fans like the Adam Ottavino deal?

This deal seems like a potential steal for the Yankees. Tell us what you think! Even though we’re less than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting, free agents are still looking for homes and teams are still looking to finalize their rosters. Free agency is fun these days. Still though, teams continue to make moves and the Yankees just made another big one. It was long speculated that the Yankees would sign two free relievers this winter and after re-signing Zach Britton a few weeks ago, they added their second reliever in Adam Ottavino yesterday. Per Jeff Passan, the deal is...

Jays Journal

Blue Jays should capitalize on the Yankees’ bullpen greed

After the Yankees signed yet another high-leverage reliever, the Blue Jays might be wise to stock up on a few of their own to sell on the trade market in July. As of Thursday afternoon the Yankees’ bullpen just got even scarier after they signed Adam Ottovino to a free agent contract of 27 million […] Blue Jays should capitalize on the Yankees’ bullpen greed - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

River Ave. Blues

Reports: Yankees, Reds making progress on Sonny Gray trade

The Sonny Gray trade rumors continue to swirl. Earlier today we heard the Yankees are moving closer to a deal, and now, according to Ken Rosenthal, and Yankees and Reds are making progress on a trade that would send Gray to Cincinnati. There haven’t been any updates since Rosenthal’s report, which is pretty annoying! Here’s […] The post Reports: Yankees, Reds making progress on Sonny Gray trade appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Lookout Landing

Mariners mentioned in trade rumors, which makes sense, for Sonny Gray, which is weird

A Sonny Gray trade seems imminent, and, surprisingly, the Mariners have an outside chance of being involved. It’s the time of the year where we’d think most of the offseason had settled, and yet over halfway through January the biggest fish remain unhooked. In free agency this is most true, with Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, A.J. Pollock, Dallas Keuchel, and Craig Kimbrel all unaffiliated, but one player who is all-but-certain to be traded remains unmoved: Yankees RHP Sonny Gray. Perhaps surprisingly, the Mariners are one of the teams that remains involved. Yankees are working hard now...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: Ottavino in, Gray out?

Yankees sign Adam Ottavino to solidify uber-bullpen; Sonny Gray trade talks reaching a fever-pitch?; Clint Frazier ready to win an outfield job; Yankees’ payroll is up, but league-wide spending is down. CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: If you haven’t heard, the Yankees made another signing yesterday, inking free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27 million deal. Ottavino will join a star-studded relief corps, solidifying the Yankees’ super-bullpen along with Dellin Betances, Aroldis Chapman, and Zach Britton, among others. Following DJ LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki, Ottavino is...

Call to the Pen

New York Yankees: Sonny Gray talks heating up as trade looks likely once again

The New York Yankees have experienced a resurgence of interest in starting pitcher Sonny Gray, but just who might still be interested in his services. The New York Yankees, per the usual, just can’t stay out of the Hot Stove news and rumor mill. Thursday the big news coming from the Yankees was the signing […] New York Yankees: Sonny Gray talks heating up as trade looks likely once again - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Bullets has all the relievers

The Yankees sign another reliever, but would they be better of with Harper or Machado? More on Kyler Murray’s decision. Alex Rodriguez looks a lot like J.Lo’s boyfriend. After putting down over 9000 words on the Cubs minor league system this week, I don’t think I have any left for MLB Bullets. I’m still lking fr smwhere I can buy a vwel. The Yankees secret plan this winter is to sign every relief pitcher in baseball, thus forcing every other team to leave their starters in for nine innings. Yesterday the Yankees agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with free agent reliever...

Could the Yankees be making a push to get Nolan Arenado?

SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino has sources telling him that the New York Yankees may trade for Nolan Arenado instead of signing Manny Machado.

Are the Yankees waiting to sign Nolan Arenado in 2020?

Amid discussions over Manny Machado's future this winter, some suspect the Yankees could be waiting until 2020's free agency class to pounce on Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtube.com/YES

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Friday night open thread

Here’s your open thread for the evening! So, Adam Ottavino is a Yankee. The super-bullpen has been restored, and I have to say...if the Yankees are done for the offseason (other than a Sonny Gray trade), I’m pretty satisfied. Sure, I wish the infield was a little bit better, but I do think they’ve overall improved relative to last year. Fun Questions What is your favorite kind of sandwich? Do you think the current 2019 squad is better than the 2018 Yankees?

SNY TV

Why latest comment by Manny Machado's father may be a good thing for Yankees, Mets

Manny Machado's father offers some of his perspective on his son's free agency.

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees maintain MLB’s most dominant bullpen by signing Adam Ottavino

Cashman keeps his word, and in the process may have successfully assembled the greatest bullpen ever. Following his club’s Division Series elimination at the hands of the rival Red Sox in October, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman laid out four key objectives for the offseason: improve the starting rotation, maintain the dominant bullpen, find a replacement for the injured Didi Gregorius, and trade Sonny Gray. Cashman took a step toward accomplishing that second objective when he signed Zach Britton a couple of weeks ago, and he just nailed it down by signing Adam Ottavino. The...

MLB.com FastCast: Yanks add Ottavino to 'pen - 1/17/19

The Yankees reportedly add Adam Ottavino as Sonny Gray's trade rumors continue, plus Joe Maddon expresses satisfaction with the Cubs' roster About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U

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Yankees triple down and sign Adam Ottavino

The Yankees have signed Adam Ottavino to cement their brand of bullpen excellence and long-term flexibility. The Yankees have just completed another signing, locking down free-agent right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino. ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported the agreement, while Fancred’s Jon Heyman reported the terms: three years and $27 million. With Ottavino, the team’s super-bullpen is now fully operational. Ottavino is coming off a sensational season with the Rockies. He struck out nearly 13 batters per nine innings, maintaining a 2.43 ERA across 77.2 innings. That run prevention...

Lone Star Ball

Report: Yankees, Ottavino have three year deal

The Yankees and Adam Ottavino reportedly have an agreement on a 3 year, $27 million deal MLB Rumors: The New York Yankees and Adam Ottavino have agreed to a three year, $27 million deal, per the national baseball reporters on Twitter. Ottavino, 33, was one of the top relievers on the free agent market, after putting up a 2.43 ERA and 2.74 FIP in 77.2 IP for the Colorado Rockies last year. Ottavino was reportedly a player of interest for the Texas Rangers, who are in the market for relief help, though in their rebuilding situation committing $27 million to a 33 year old reliever would be a...

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Yankees reportedly close to trading Sonny Gray

Gray could finally be on the move. Yankees fans have spent the entire offseason waiting for Sonny Gray to be moved, and while rumors have come and gone, he’s managed to stick around well into January. After agreeing to a deal with Adam Ottavino earlier today, now it sounds like the Bombers may find Gray a new home soon. According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees are close to putting together a trade. That certainly isn’t the first time we’ve heard that this offseason. Interested teams include the Athletics, Brewers, Braves, Mariners, Padres, and Reds. Heyman also noted that the Giants are...

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Sonny Gray “Close” To Being Traded Somewhere

In Brewers rumors, potential trade target Sonny Gray is close to being on the move to an unknown team. According to Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees are close to shipping out Gray, who has been a disappointment in the Bronx. Yankees are indeed close to trading Sonny Gray. Teams are also asking about Tommy […] Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Sonny Gray “Close” To Being Traded Somewhere - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Pinstripe Alley open thread - 1/17/19

Here’s your open thread for Thursday night The Yankees continued their offseason strategy of carbon copy the Rockies on Thursday afternoon. The team signed Adam Ottavino to a three-year deal, where he will join former teammates DJ LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki. Josh had the news story here, while Jake offered some instant analysis. In the meantime, use this as your open thread for the evening. The Rangers are in action tonight, plus the Devils and Islanders play each other. And who knows, maybe a Sonny Gray trade actually gores down tonight. We’ll see. Fun Questions What’s your...