In the last hours before the trade deadline Brian Cashman swung for the fences and acquired Sonny Gray from the A’s. Besides Yu Darvish, who was traded to the Dodgers, Sonny Gray was the best pitcher on the market. Sonny Gray has made one All-Star Game and is only 27 years old. He is also under contract for two more years. So has the evil empire returned? I still think they are a year or two away. Can the Yankees win the World Series the year? Sure. But when I think of Evil Empire I think of a bunch of highly paid, proven players who make their team clear favorites heading into the season. This Yankees team does not fit that discription. However, if the Yankees can sign Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado after next season then the evil empire would be officially back. Im not saying the acquisition of Sonny Gray wasn’t a step in the right direction, but to say they are back because they acquired a pitcher who has made only one All-Star Game is a reach.
Check out what the fans had to say about the Sonny Gray trade in the video below!