Chicago Cubs Rumors: If Sonny Gray goes to the Yankees, how are Cubs affected?
By Jake Misener
Yankees looking to chase down BoSox
Entering play Thursday, the New York Yankees sit just one game behind the Boston Red Sox, despite struggling in the second half.
The exploits of Aaron Judge speak for themselves. He’s tied for the big-league lead in home runs. He won the All-Star Game Home Run Derby. He’s a legitimate MVP candidate in the American League. Last week, the club dealt for Todd Frazier to shore up third base. Adding a quality arm may be enough to push the team over the top.
Masahiro Tanaka has not been the same pitcher he has been earlier in his Yankees’ career. Michael Pineda is lost for the year due to Tommy John surgery. A starting pitcher would be a shot in the arm for Joe Girardi‘s club.
Sonny Gray, a controllable arm, represents the Yankees’ best chance at making another October run. The club has assembled a farm system full of chips to make deals such as this.
Throw in a Yonder Alonso to maybe pick up some slack at first base and the days of the heated Red Sox-Yankees rivalry may again be upon us.