The Chicago White Sox discussed a trade for Sonny Gray with the Cincinnati Reds a few days ago before acquiring Lance Lynn from the Texas Rangers for Dane Dunning.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted, “White Sox have been looking for a starting pitcher, and they are landing arguably the best on the trade market. They also had been discussing a Sonny Gray deal with the Reds but pivoted toward Lynn and finished it with Rangers for Dane Dunning and a prospect, sources tell ESPN.”
MLB Network insider Jon Heyman writes that the Los Angeles Angels could target Gray, along with Trevor Bauer who has dropped a major hint at signing with the Angels.
Heyman said, “Folks are convince the #LAAngels are determined to add a top of the rotation starter. Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer is the obvious option, and the LA/UCLA product may relish a homecoming. The top trade options may be Sonny Gray and Blake Snell; the list of No. 1 guys is short.”
Sonny Gray and Trevor Bauer were a lethal one two punch for the Reds rotation in 2020, helping the Reds secure a playoff spot. The Reds were the number 7 seed in the National League, and were swept in two games by the Atlanta Braves in the 2020 National League Wild Card Series.