Three High-Profile Pitchers Top Trade Rumors in Major League Baseball

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If the Yankees do land Gray, Garcia would become a long man. He remains the top starter available to contending teams on the trade market. The speculation surrounding Alonso, a free agent this winter, has been light in recent weeks except for the Yankees' known interest. NY did make a major trade earlier acquiring Todd Frazier, Tommy Kahnle, and David Robertson from the White Sox to make their presence known around the league.

Through 16 starts this season, Gray is 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.175 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. However, both Houston and Milwaukee are also in the running.

It appears that Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier are not the hang-up in a Sonny Gray deal to the New York Yankees, a source has told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

A New York Yankees hat and glove rest in the dugout before the start of the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 23, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The Dodgers were also linked to this trade but now are more focused on Yu Darvish and even Sonny Gray.

The Yankees aren't the only team that has an enticing pool of prospects that could make for a match with Oakland.

The Oakland Athletics' trade discussions regarding pitcher Sonny Gray have been "heaviest" with the New York Yankees in the last two days, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Up to this point, it appears that the Brewers, Dodgers, and Cubs are the only other teams making a push for Gray.

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