If we believe that it is Jordan Montgomery to be critical of the Yankees for trade Son Grey depends on its interpretation. But at the very least, Montgomery thinks the Reds managed to acquire Gray last month and sign it for a $ 30.5 million three-year contract extension.
"Cincinnati had a flight," Montgomery told NJ.com Thursday.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has stated very publicly his intention to move Gray. He finally made it on Jan. 21 in a mostly threesome business. The Yankees received a competitive balance round of 2019 Long discount from Cincinnati; the Yanks then sent Long to Seattle for OF Josh Stowers; the Reds received Gray and LHP Reiver Sanmartin.
Gray was a big flop in the Bronx after the Yankees acquired it from Oakland at the 2017 deal deadline, an agreement in which the Yanks gave up. Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian. That season, he went 4-7 with an hourly average of 3.72 (4.87 FIP), 1.26 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 65.1 innings with the Yanks. Last season, Gray went 11-9 with an average score of 4.90 (4.17 FIP,), 1.50 WHIP and 123 strikeouts scored in 130.1.
Montgomery, who is recovering from an operation at Tommy John, clearly thinks that Gray can retrieve the form that he had posted in 2015 when he was All-Star with Oakland and that he had received the votes of Cy Young.
"That's why Cincinnati locked it up as fast as possible," Montgomery said. "I think, for one, I think we're going to see the guy who (was) in Oakland, among the top three winners of Cy Young and I think he's going to come back to form and be the guy that's It was always. "
Perhaps preparing for an acting career as an agent, Montgomery also stated that he felt Gray was underpaid.
"He's getting $ 30 million, I think it's the caliber pitcher that should be much more than that." He beat Justin Verlander, said Montgomery, referring to a 2013 playoff game in which each runner allowed a zero point and made no decision. "He just has electrical stuff, he's confident there."
And Montgomery is confident in Gray.