3 Possible Destinations For SP Sonny Gray

We recently reported that the Cincinnati Reds are currently shopping Sonny Gray. This immediately should interest a plethora of teams, as he's a two-time All-Star who has a lot of experience. With that, he's set to make $10.2 million for the 2022 campaign, so he certainly is not too expensive for what he's capable of providing. 

Gray, however, is coming off of a bit of down season. In 26 games, he had a 7-9 record, 4.19 ERA and 155 strikeouts. He is a bounce back candidate, though, as he's been a very dependable starter for the vast majority of his career.

Here are three potential landing spots for the 32-year-old starter.

New York Mets: The Mets should be calling the Reds about Gray. They just lost out on the Steven Matz sweepstakes, as the 30-year-old opted to avoid a reunion and sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. When Gray's at his best, he's an even more dominating pitcher than Matz, so he could be an excellent addition for the playoff hungry Mets.

Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox will surely be looking to add pitchers, as Eduardo Rodriguez has signed with the Detroit Tigers. With that, they let Garrett Richards and Martin Perez walk. Although Boston ended up having a very solid 2021 season, pitching was their clear weakness and now it's time to fix that. Gray, in theory, would fit beautifully as their number two or three starter.

San Francisco Giants: It wouldn't hurt for the Giants to add one more starter to their rotation this offseason. This is still the case even though they successfully re-signed Anthony DeSclafani and are about to do the same thing with Alex Wood. However, for them to successfully win their first World Series title since 2014, they need another pitcher like Gray to strengthen their rotation.

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