Dodgers Rumors: Sonny Gray Player Thread
The Dodgers are in the market for some form of pitching. The club has been linked to left-handed relievers as well as a front of the rotation starters like Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander or Yu Darvish.
We’re under 90 minutes before the deadline, and the Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi have yet to make a move. I started a player thread for Zach Britton and will continue to update the player threads as more information continues to develop.
Here’s an update on Sonny Gray and the Dodgers search for a starting pitcher.
12:50 pm – Zach Britton and Yu Darvish are likely to stay put. (via Twitter) – Jeff Passan
12:35 pm – It’s looking like Yu Darvish will be going to the Dodgers or staying with the Rangers barring any last minute surprises. (via, Twitter) – Bob Nightengale
12:33 pm – A trade for Yu Darvish is almost certainly not going to happen. The Dodgers have turned all their attention to Zach Britton to have a dynamic lefty-righty shut down back end of the bullpen. (via, MLB Network) – Joel Sherman
12:30 pm – Dodgers are more interested in trading for Zach Britton than Yu Darvish (via Twitter) – Joel Sherman
12:00 pm – Sonny Gray to New York for Jorge Mateo, James Kaprielian and Dustin Fowler (via Twitter, Jon Heyman
12:00 pm – Sonny Gray will be traded to the Yankees – (via Twitter, Jack Curry)
11:35 am – The Yankees and A’s have had some movement but aren’t quite there yet on Sonny Gray. The Yankees are the favorites to land Gray. – (via Twitter, Jon Heyman)
10:45 am – If the Yankees and A’s talks drag on, don’t be shocked if Brewers get involved. They love their prospects, but they love Gray too. – (via Twitter, Jon Heyman)
8:45 am – Sonny Gray to the Yankees remains the expectation of multiple execs involved in pitching market. Still no signs the deal is imminent. – (via Twitter, Jon Morosi)
6:30 am – The Yankees and A’s are close enough to get over the hump today on a Sonny Gray Deal. A deal is still going to take some compromise. – (via Twitter, Jerry Crasnick)
The Dodgers have certainly been involved in trade discussions with the A’s over their young right-hander. It looks like the price is too steep for the Dodgers to pull off this trade. It isn’t that the Dodgers can’t afford Gray, it’s that Friedman and Zaidi don’t want to part ways with either Walker Buehler or Alex Verdugo. Friedman and Zaidi seem to have shifted their focus to Zach Britton. I wouldn’t count out the Dodgers on a starting pitcher, but as we head into the final hour before the deadline, the Dodgers haven’t changed their opinion on parting ways with their prospects. Obviously with the deal just getting done the Dodgers will need to shift their focus on Yu Darvish and hope that the Rangers drop their asking price.
The A’s got the Yankees 4th, 8th and 12th prospect in their organization. Those numbers in the Dodgers organization would have translated to Willie Calhoun, Brock Stewart and Will Smith according to Baseball America’s prospect rankings.
Deals tend to get moving in the final hour before the deadline so make sure to keep it here to catch up on all the reports surrounding the players the Dodgers are targeting.