Gray could solidify Seattle’s rotations for multiple years, making it far easier to swallow sending top prospects to Oakland than if Gray were only a rental.
This grade gets a B- because while it may be true the Dipoto wants Gray in his rotation for the next two-plus years, well, so does everybody else. I’d like a refurbished, 3-bed/2-bath brownstone in Chelsea but student loans exist and I also need to eat food to survive. We all have hopes, Seattle.
In theory, the Mariners could use Gray and would happily give up prospects to get him. But at this point those prospects might not exist given that their farm system lacks the depth of other teams currently making offers, including the Brewers, Astros, and Cubs.
While the Mariners would have to give up top prospect Kyle Lewis and may be glad to do so, they just moved their No. 2 prospect Tyler O’Neill to get Marco Gonzales from St. Louis and they shipped another four prospects to Miami for David Phelps. Although Lewis is the 34th-ranked prospect on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects list this season, he probably won’t be enough to beat out all the other offers on Manchester United Cheap Jerseys the table.
In short, the Yankees still have plenty of exciting new youth MLB Jerseys Usa to go around, and they added the 27-year-old Gray and his two-and-a-half years of team control to the organization in exchange for a haul of kids. Gray will help the Yankees get under the luxury tax threshold next season in much the same way that Judge and Frazier will, and that will allow the Yankees to have plenty of cash available for their next wave of major signings. That’s worth giving up prospects for, even leaving aside that Gray makes them a more capable contending team today.