What might the Reds get in return if they decide to trade Sonny Gray?
While the majority of fans don’t want to hear this, the Cincinnati Reds could really improve the team’s farm system if they decide to deal Sonny Gray this offseason. There were reports earlier this season that the team was open to trading Gray, and just yesterday rumors surfaced that Cincinnati was working hard to trade the right-hander.
Starting pitching is a strength of the Reds organization. Even with Trevor Bauer likely headed out of town, the starting pitching looks solid. That said, if Gray were moved elsewhere, that’s a big loss for the Reds who would essentially be losing 60% of the starting staff from the 2020 season.
Luis Castillo is entering the first-year of his arbitration window, as is fellow right-hander Tyler Mahle. Wade Miley is under contract for the 2021 season, and as it stands right now, Michael Lorenzen has the inside track to nail down the No. 5 starter’s spot. There’s sure to be competition from Tejay Antone as well.
So, if the Reds decide to trade Sonny Gray, where might he go? What could Cincinnati expect to get in return for last year’s Opening Day starter? Let’s take a look at three potential landing spots for the two-time All-Star and see what kind of return the Cincinnati Reds could land if they decide to deal Gray this offseason.