Brian Cashman had a busy afternoon. After touching base with members of the New York media, he called in to the The Michael Kay Show. Cashman discussed a number of topics, and did so in his usual candid way. Among the issues he touched upon were Sonny Gray and his struggles, Justus Sheffield, and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
A few points stand out as particularly interesting. First, it sure sounds as if Gray is not long for pinstripes. “We just haven’t been able to get out of him what he’s capable of,” Cashman explained. He later noted that some teams attempted to trade for Gray, recognizing that the right-hander struggled to pitch in New York and could have more success elsewhere.
It’s now clear that Cashman does not think the trade went according to plan. He made it seem like the Yankees will shop him this winter. I would be surprised if Gray remains in the organization come next spring.
Also, Cashman explained that the Yankees tried everything they could at this deadline. That includes a few conversations with Omar Minaya of the Mets. It seems like Sheffield never made it to the table, though, because the organization loves him.
A few segments are included here, but the whole interview is worth listening.
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