On the Yanks Acquiring Sonny Gray…
Didn’t want to have to give up Mateo, but we have a glut in the outfield for YEARS to come (and Yanks fans are STILL — albeit delusional — clamoring for Trout AND Harper; FWIW, I think the latter will be here this time next year or next winter, Trout? Probably never), but they only gave up Fowler and Kaprielian to get Sonny Gray. Not too bad, honestly.
A year ago, I wouldn’t have done this, but getting Clint and the emergence of Judge and Hicks has made losing Mateo an easier pill to swallow.
You can’t count on guys who have yet to play in the majors to come back from two respectively MAJOR injuries. If Fowler and Kaprielian were healthy, no way Cashman does this.