Sonny Gray
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The San Diego Padres are the latest MLB club to get serious with the New York Yankees about starting pitcher Sonny Gray.

Robby Sabo

It’s officially time for another big-league ball club to establish itself as the new, hot name in the mix for Sonny Gray’s services.

According to’s A.J. Cassavell, the San Diego Padres have fully entrenched themselves into the New York Yankees universe at it pertains to the veteran right-handed pitcher.

“They’re (Padres) very much a part of trade talks for the Yankees’ Sonny Gray, and they’re going to be active in searching for a free-agent bargain, too.”

The last time any serious mention of the Gray discussions were had, multiple teams held interest. From talks remaining at a standstill to the Milwaukee Brewers focusing on an acquisition, not much has gone down over the last couple weeks.

Gray, 29, will not be remaining in the Bronx. We know this due to Brian Cashman’s honest announcement that Gray will not be with the team in 2019.

Could the winds of that feeling be changing before our very eyes? Perhaps nobody meets the asking price and he returns as a fifth/sixth starter.

Gray put forth a disastrous 2018 campaign with the Bombers. His 4.90 ERA and 1.496 WHIP doesn’t even begin to tell a quarter of the true story. It’s a mini-miracle he actually started a total of 23 games.

For his career, the one-time AL All-Star holds a 3.66 ERA and 1.247 WHIP to go along with 789 strikeouts in 900.2 total innings. He is a bona fide MLB starting pitcher who will easily crack the middle rotation in one of the big-league cities clamoring for an innings eater to get them through the dog days of summer.

It’s no secret that Cashman’s asking price started high and remains as such to this day. The only question now is, “Which MLB team will bite on the Sonny Gray experience?” Could it be the San Diego Padres?

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]