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The New York Yankees set out on a mission to trade Sonny Gray this offseason and things appear to be heating up. 

Dom Renna

Talks surrounding a potential trade involving the New York Yankees and Sonny Gray have “ramped up” and six teams are interested in him according to a report from Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

It has been no secret how the Yankees have been trying to move the 29-year-old starter with general manager Brian Cashman announcing to the media he would like to move him at the Yankees end of season press conference.  As the offseason has progressed though, Cashman has yet to pull the trigger on a deal.

With CC Sabathia undergoing heart surgery, some around the league felt New York would hold onto Gray as a new hole could potentially open up. Sabathia has been cleared to begin baseball activities, and Cashman has begun to shop Gray again.

Of the six teams reportedly interested in Gray, all but two of them are from the National League. Moving him to the NL would be the best case scenario for him since he would be pitching in pitcher-friendly parks. However, an offer would have to meet what Cashman wants, which has been a problem.

There really should not be a huge ask for Gray considering how he’s struggled mightily during his time in New York. He has better splits on the road than he does at Yankee Stadium, but that is not enough for Cashman to demand a huge haul.

Expect him to settle for a lesser package, but the Yankees will move on from Gray at some point in 2019.

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Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.