In Major League Baseball, there are a few players that might be traded away this year due to a player needing a “change of scenery.” One of the biggest candidates for that is the Colorado Rockies former ace Jon Gray.
Jon Gray has had a fall from grace and, as a result, he has found himself at a crossroads. The Colorado Rockies opening day starter in 2017 and 2018 found himself in Triple-A Albuquerque by the end of June. He returned in July with mixed results the rest of the way (5-2 with a 4.37 ERA in 14 starts but he had a 7.20 ERA in the month of September in 6 starts).
The Rockies former ace has been passed by Kyle Freeland and German Marquez in the rotation. This was shown as he was not on the Rockies NLDS roster. This offseason, Gray could find himself in a different uniform due to his struggles.
MLB.com recently looked at some trade candidates and possible locations for them and Jon Gray was on the list. Additionally, our colleagues over at Rays Colored Glasses, FanSided’s Tampa Bay Rays site, and Jays Journal, FanSided’s Toronto Blue Jays site, have examined why their clubs should pursue Jon Gray in a trade in the past few days.
There are about 20 teams that could use Gray and most of them have some major league talent that the Rockies could use to address some of their needs. Today, we will explore the top five places that could use Jon Gray and also give them some major league talent to fill in some of the Rockies needs.
Let’s begin with one of the aforementioned teams.