The Woes of Sonny Gray

Michael Mahoney, Staff Writer

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Sonny Gray has had a long history with the MLB. In July 2017, Sonny Gray, the current starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, was told by the team that drafted him in the First Round of the MLB Draft, the Oakland Athletics, that he was traded to the New York Yankees for former first rounder James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo, and studded prospect, Dustin Fowler. New York fans were excited, as they should be. He was known as one of the best starting pitchers in the entire league, and was the ace for the Oakland Athletics.

When Yankees GM, Brian Cashman, pulled this trade he was thinking of Sonny Gray as being the No.2 pitcher to Luis Severino. The hype in the second half of the 2017 season for him was worth it. He posted a 3.72 ERA during his 11 starts in the regular season bringing hope to our weak starting pitching staff. Unfortunately, the 2018 season has been one of the worst for Gray as he posted a 4.90 ERA. Gray was moved to the bullpen in return for 2018 Trade Deadline Acquisition Lance Lynn. Gray’s chances for making the postseason roster is slim and he has been a disappointment for the Yankees, if not the entire league.

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