New York Yankees: Five trade destinations for Sonny Gray

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Sonny Gray #55 of the New York Yankees celebrates the final out of the third inning after Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals struck out with the bases loaded at Yankee Stadium on July 26, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Sonny Gray #55 of the New York Yankees celebrates the final out of the third inning after Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals struck out with the bases loaded at Yankee Stadium on July 26, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Texas Rangers

The New York Yankees have a trade history with the other team in Texas too and the Texas Rangers could certainly use some more starting pitching. As they prepare for their last season in Globe Life Park, this is what their rotation looks like as currently constituted:

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Mike Minor

Ariel Juardo

Drew Smyly

Yohander Mendez

Adrian Sampson

That isn’t going to get it done, even for a team going through a rebuild. With so many question marks, Texas could look to acquire Gray, have his value rebuild, and, like many other teams on this list, possibly flip him at the deadline.

These five teams aren’t going to be the only ones interested in Gray. Maybe the Seattle Mariners as they look to reshape their roster. Maybe the Atlanta Braves or Philadelphia Phillies as they look to add to their starting staffs.

The New York Yankees will have no shortage of suitors for Gray. It’s just a matter of what they feel is the best return for him, and it may not be until some of the big name free agent pitchers find their own homes.

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If I had to guess, I would look for Gray to be in a Padres uniform next season. With the amount of assets they have, plus the need they have and because he won’t be super expensive, it makes a lot of sense.