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Sonny Gray has been at the center of most of Cincinnati's trade talks this offseason, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Heyman notes that other teams have kicked the tires on players such as Eugenio Suarez but Sonny Gray has been drawing the most interest, and rightfully so. Gray is still relatively young at 31-years old and is under contract for the next two seasons at an affordable price, a little over $10 million per year. He also has a $12 million club option for 2023. He's coming off a solid 2020 in which he registered a 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 72:26 K/BB ratio over 56 innings. He would make for a welcome addition to any team looking to beef up their starting rotation.
Sonny Gray is drawing trade interest from several teams and the Reds are gauging offers, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Gray has been been linked to trade rumors since November, following Ken Rosenthal report, as his team-friendly contract--he's under control for three more seasons at a decent price--make him an attractive candidate. Heyman didn't name any teams but given Gray's recent performance in Cincinnati, (3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 72:26 K/BB ratio over 56 innings in 2020) he would be a great fit for any contending team looking to shore up their rotation in 2021. It all depends on what kind of haul the Reds could get in return. Stay tuned as the ice cold stove starts to heat up, maybe.
MLB insider Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cincinnati Reds are open to trading Sonny Gray this offseason. The Reds are already almost certain to lose Trevor Bauer in free agency, but Gray's recent performance and affordable contract make him an attractive trade chip.
After a couple of down years with the Yankees and Athletics, Gray returned to his former All-Star form with the Reds in 2019 and 2020 and is still under team control for three more seasons at reasonable prices.
Sonny Gray allowed two hits and four walks while striking out four over five 1/3 innings in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.
Gray had command issues walking a season-high four batters in Sunday's win. He returned from the injured list September 22nd and yielded three runs while striking out 12 over 10 1/3 innings. Gray finished the 2020 season with a (5-3) record along with 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 72 strikeouts over 56 innings. The right-hander is currently scheduled to start Friday against the Braves in Game 3 of the wild-card round.
Sonny Gray allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out eight over five innings in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
Gray returned from the injured list Monday ahead of his scheduled start on Tuesday. He blanked the Brewers for four innings before yielding a solo homer to Tyrone Taylor. He threw a total of 80 pitches, landing 49 strikes. Gray owns a 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP along with a 68:22 K:BB over 50 2/3 innings in 2020. His next scheduled start is Sunday against the Twins.