Chicago Cubs Rumors: Addison Reed tied to Red Sox, ‘mystery team’
By Jake Misener
Yanks’ banking on pitching winning championships
Over the weekend, the New York Yankees added Jaime Garcia to the mix, acquiring the left-hander from the Twins. The Atlanta Braves traded Garcia to Minnesota earlier in the week.
That being said, it appears Brian Cashman remains focused on Sonny Gray. Given the Yanks’ young core, a controllable starting pitcher makes a lot of sense for the Bronx Bombers. Oakland pushed Gray’s start from Sunday to Monday night, which seems to suggest they expect a deal to get done before the deadline.
According to Joel Sherman, though, the talks seem to have hit a snag.
"“I don’t think this is like when George [Steinbrenner] was in charge,” one AL official told Sherman over the weekend. “I think Cash has a [prospect] price in his mind that he is willing to give up [for Gray], and even if you told him [Gray] was going to Boston, I don’t think he would flinch.”"
New York owns a 1/2-game lead over the Boston Red Sox heading into the final day of July. The Yankees capitalized on a 3-7 stretch by Boston, going 8-2 during that same period. This race looks like it will come down to the wire and a pitcher like Sonny Gray may prove to be the difference.