Last week I wrote that acquiring Sonny Gray would have to little to no consequence for the Yankees in the 2017 playoffs. My argument was the Pinstripes lack the top-level starting pitching to match up with the Astros, Indians, and Red Sox over the course of a five or seven-game series.
In response the Yankees acquired both Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia at the deadline. Now in the 2017 interim, I don’t think either of these moves greatly improves the Yankees odds of reaching the World Series. In the end, neither Gray nor Garcia, skyrockets confidence come playoff time.
Judging by the comments New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman made about the Boston Red Sox this off-season, which were echoed by Red Sox GM, Dave Dombrowski about the Bombers following MLB Trade Deadline Monday, it seems that in one form or fashion the Golden State Warriors will win the AL East crown.