Sonny Gray was supposed to be in pinstripes by Friday, but it now appears a potential trade of the right-handed pitcher is going to come down to Monday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.
It’s no guarantee he will be headed to New York.
According to the New York Post, talks between the Yankees and A’s appear to be at a standstill as Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is unwilling to part ways with elite prospects Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier. As a result, Oakland vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane believes Cashman should be more willing to trade a number of the Yankees’ next tier of prospects, the report says.
While in the suite, Eckersley was shown on the Fenway videoboard in the middle of the third inning of Boston’s 12-10 win and the crowd gave him a huge ovation.
Eckersley put his hand over his heart and appeared to say, “Thank you very much … you’re the best” upon hearing the crowd.
Price opened the battle with Eckersley more than a month ago over the pitcher’s perception of Eckersley’s criticism of Eduardo Rodriguez on a NESN telecast in late June. Despite apologies from an assortment of team executives for the way the issue was handled, It continued to simmer over the weekend when Price said Eckersley needed to “show his face” in the clubhouse after being critical.
On Tuesday, it was clear, for one night at least, whose side the fans are on.
“I didn’t know how to react,” Eckersley told the Boston Herald after the ovation. “It Kids Basketball Jerseys Cheap was weird. You’re getting cheered for getting yelled at. It was weird.
“I just want [the fans] to know how much I appreciate Make Cheap Jerseys all the support. It means so much to me. What happened tonight was incredible.”