2017 Trade Deadline Day Chat
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Jack Curry
2:59
Gray to the Yankees
Paul Swydan
2:59
Finally!
Michael
3:00
gray to yanks official
Paul Swydan
3:00
Give me the full deal if you see it before me.
Andy
3:00
Why was HanRam not considered for the 3B slot until Devers was ready?  JDM cost pennies, and HanRam was a SS only 3 years ago.  Seems like trading for a cheap corner type would have been the better play.
Paul Swydan
3:01
Ramirez hasn't played 3B since 2012, and SS since 2014. His shoulder apparently hurts so badly right now that he is refusing to play *first* base.
confused
3:01
In "Red Zone" implies a score is near.  Bottom of 8th means game is almost over.  How are those similar?
Paul Swydan
3:01
Because SHUT UP, that's why!
Forrest
3:01
Gray to Yankees done. Fowler, Mateo, Kaprelian coming back
Paul Swydan
3:01
Ok, hold on.
3:02
Wow, 4, 6, and 7 on Eric's preseason list.
3:03
Fowler (knee) and Kaprelian (TJ) are both out, which makes the deal easier for the Yankees to swallow.
3:04
And Torres had usurped the "shortstop of the future" position from Mateo.
So, you can see the Yankees' rationale, but that could end being a very good deal for the A's.
Let's put it to a poll.
Who got the better end of the Sonny Gray trade?

A's (32.9% | 254 votes)
 
Yankees (41.7% | 322 votes)
 
I can't decide! (25.5% | 197 votes)
 

Total Votes: 773
Uncle Rico
3:04
Red Sox in trouble now the Yanks have Gray?
Paul Swydan
3:05
The Red Sox were already in trouble. The Yankees are poised to win now and later, and the Red Sox might not be poised to win at either time.
Gray is not a rental, don't forget.
Lama, big hitter
3:05
According to MLB tr, Gray has been sent to the Yanks for a camera
Paul Swydan
3:05
They got a camera too!
Andy
3:06
I'd just like to be clear that I am NOT the Andy who suggested playing Hanley friggin' Ramirez at third base.
Paul Swydan
3:06
Noted!
Andy
3:06
Thank you honestly for the HanRam answer.  I hadn't any idea.  you're my hero.
Paul Swydan
3:06
Andy's out in full force.
Todd
3:06
What should I be watching right now? MLBN or ESPN? Or is there something better?
Paul Swydan
3:06
FanGraphs is better. Resist the temptation to pivot to video.
3:07
If you need video, pull up an episode of "Archer" on Netflix while we chat.
HappyFunBall
3:07
The Twitter is full of football metaphors today. Every close trade is "on the goal line", waiting for medicals to clear. #KillMeNow
Paul Swydan
3:07
Pretty downbeat for a person named HappyFunBall.
Gina
3:07
isn't fowler's injury pretty difficult to come back from though. Seems like a weird guy to take back.
Paul Swydan
3:07
Well he had a lot of industry buzz before the injury. It's a worthy gamble I think.
seth
3:08
Alonso staying in Oakland now?
Paul Swydan
3:08
Maybe Dave Dombrowski will be roused from his slumber long enough to realize that Mitch Moreland sucks.
I don't know though, it IS nap time....
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
3:08
Kind of a bummer if you are Dustin Fowler and never get to suit up for the Yankees again, right?
Paul Swydan
3:09
Well, he might get another chance. After all, not like the A's will try to retain him if he plays long enough to reach free agency.
Randy
3:09
Gray return seem light (especially given the injury issues)? Hard to believe no other team could top that offer.
Paul Swydan
3:10
No, I don't think it's light. It's only light if both of the injured young men don't recover from their injuries.
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