Can Sonny Gray (34), who had no luck with a contract despite his top-notch skills, make good use of the last great chance? He is showing amazing form early in the season.
Gray went 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in 22 innings in four starts for the Minnesota Twins this season. 26 strikeouts.
In particular, in the game against the Houston Astros on the 8th (Korean time), he showed a very good appearance with 4 hits, 1 run and 13 strikeouts in 7 innings.안전놀이터
Gray gets the qualification as a free agent (FA) player at the end of this season. He’ll be turning 35 in the 2024 season, so he’s practically his last chance to win a high average annual amount.
This year is also an opportunity to make up for some relatively unlucky money. Gray’s salary this season is just $12 million.
This is because Gray signed a three-year, $30.5 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds after showing poor performance with the New York Yankees.
This contract was evaluated as a very favorable condition for Cincinnati even at the time. Gray attributed his lack of success with the New York Yankees to the club’s push for a slider.
In addition, Gray showed a good appearance in the away game at the time of the New York Yankees. Accordingly, it was believed that he would recover his performance after leaving the New York Yankees, and it actually happened.
Gray, in his 11th year in the major leagues, went 8-5 with a 3.08 ERA in 119 2/3 innings in 24 games last year.
Even if it is not enough to be promoted as an ace, it is not enough to take the 2nd or 3rd starting position on the team. For Gray, this season is his last chance to land a big deal.