16 Jul 2017 08:40:34
To NYY- RHP Sonny Gray

To Oakland- OF Blake Rutherford(#36)
RHP Chance Adams(#56)
LHP Ian Clarkin
SS/2B Thairo Estrada

For NYY they acquire a top of the rotation starter in Gray. Gray has 2 1/2 years of control, is young and relatively cheap(for now since he is about to enter his 2nd year through arbitration.)

For the A's, Rutherford headlines the deal. He's not lighting up in Low-A but is having a solid year batting .281/.343/382 with an OPS of .725 in his first full year as a pro. The co-headliner is RHP Adams, who is having a good season at AAA with an ERA of 2.45 in 62 innings pitched, Adams still walks too many batters and that may be the reason he hasn't been called-up. Clarkin was picked #33 in 2013, still only 22 years old and has an ERA of 2.62 in 65 inning in High-A and SS/2B Estrada projects as a utility player, altough he is batting .315/.370/.412 through 337 AB as a 21 year old in AA.

Rutherford as a headliner is not very safe for the A's since he is far away from reaching the majors but the A's would be banking on his upside. Also Adams could make his debut later this year.


1.) 16 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 08:56:03
Apologize forĀ  the long post, I usually get carried away when writting. But what do you guys think? I think that package might be light and Oakland would insist for OF Frazier or SS Torres as headliners. But would like to hear the opinion from A's and Yanks fans.
Also rankings are from Baseball America mid-season top 100. If you go by MLB. com, Rutherford #30 and Adams #93.


2.) 16 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 13:40:17
I'm not sure Oakland wants a CF that's so far away from the majors yet. I'm also unsure if the Yankees are willing to deal that package.

I also think this gets beat by several teams.


3.) 16 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 16:35:27
I think it's okay. Like statbook, I think another team would offer more.


4.) 17 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 00:12:08
Sony Gray will net a return similar to what the Sox got for Q. It will be slightly lighter imo but still at least a top 10-15 prospect will be a headliner.


5.) 17 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 15:04:26
Don't think Yanks are looking to trade Adams. And don't think Yanks are interested in Gray at this point.