Alex Rodriguez declined an opportunity to join the Tagg Romney-led group that is trying to buy the Miami Marlins, Fox Sports reports.
Romney’s group, which also includes former MLB pitchers Tom Glavine and Dave Stewart, is competing against a group led by Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter, Rodriguez’s former Yankees teammate.
Fantasy baseball owners should feel comfortable picking up Gray off their waiver wire. Despite his injury history, and poor 5.69 ERA last seson, Gray was an All-Star in 2015 when he went 14-7 wth a 2.73 ERA.
Should Gray revert back to his blistering pre-2016 form, he could be one of the steals of this year’s fantasy baseball season. He is currently owned in just 67 percent of Yahoo leagues.
If you were one of the unfortunate Noah Syndergaard owners struck with his bad news Monday morning, Gray would be an ideal replacement both in the short term, and possibly the long term.
“He wants to beat their brains in,” Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer said of the Mets, Murphy’s former team, per the New York Post.
Murphy plays down the notion that he has a chip on his shoulder when he plays the Mets. But based on his performances against them, there may be something to it.
Murphy hit in all 19 games against the Mets last season for a .413 average (31-of-75) with seven homers, six doubles and 21 RBIs. Since departing the Mets after the 2015 season, Murphy Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys is batting .386 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 22 games against them.