If you somehow missed all the drama over the three-day weekend, Sonny Gray is no longer a Yankee. The trade was a long time coming, and at one point looked like it might fall through after it was announced that the Reds were trying to lock the right-hander into an extension first. In the end though, they were able to reach an agreement and Gray will call Cincinnati his new home.
The Yankees received infield prospect Shed Long, along with a Competitive Balance Round A pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Reiver Sanmartin was sent to the Reds along with Gray to completed the deal. Oddly enough, Long was only a Yankee for a short ten minutes. Brian Cashman immediately flipped him to the Mariners in exchange for Josh Stowers, a center fielder that Seattle selected in the second round of last year’s draft. Stowers, 21, slashed .260/.380/.410 with 126 wRC+ in Low-A.
So, the Yankees received a draft pick for Gray, and turned Long into Stowers. Yankees fans seem to be all over the place with their reactions to this trade. Some are upset that Cashman didn’t keep Long, others think Gray should have netted more, and then there is the smaller group that wanted to see Gray in pinstripes in 2019. Do you think the Yankees got enough in the trade? Vote in the poll below and let us know in the comment section.
Do you think the Yankees got enough back in the Sonny Gray Trade?
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Just happy he’s not a Yankee anymore
It was short-sighted to trade Long