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Bryan Reynolds Newsbeat

Friday, January 06, 2023

Yankees eye Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds amid ‘unrealistic asks’

One interested team exec summed up the Pirates requests in two words: “unrealistic asks.” Another team’s exec says there’s nothing happening now but they hold hope for spring.

It’s not surprising the ask is high since the Pirates don’t seem especially interested in trading him as they hope to contend within the three years he has left. Plus, it would be difficult publicly. Perhaps, too, the Pirates don’t want to accede to trade demands, which they may fear will trigger a trend.

While sources say the Pirates offered over $75 million for six years with no team options, Reynolds’ camp originally mentioned the $168 million, eight-year deal Matt Olson received as a comp (though their request was lower than that). The Braves did sign Sean Murphy for $73 million over six years (plus a team option), and Murphy is in the same class as Olson. (The Reynolds camp would counter that that deal is low.)

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 06, 2023 at 12:08 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Saturday, December 03, 2022

Sources: Bryan Reynolds requests trade from Pirates as his situation takes odd turn before Winter Meetings

Bryan Reynolds’ standing with the Pirates took an odd and unexpected turn on Saturday afternoon, as sources confirmed to the Post-Gazette that the outfielder has requested a trade.

The sticking point, of course, remains what happens now.

The Pirates can obviously acquiesce to the demand and trade Reynolds, who remains under contractual control through 2025. They can also decide to keep him and proceed with the offseason as normal. At this point, per a Pirates statement issued by a team spokesman shortly after the story broke, it’s the latter more than the former.

Describing the news as “disappointing,” the Pirates said Reynolds’ request will have “zero impact on our decision making in this offseason or in the future.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 03, 2022 at 04:18 PM | 20 comment(s)
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