The Pirates don’t seem to want to trade Bryan Reynolds


As we know, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in what seems to be an eternal reconstruction. The club often trades its stars for young prospects as the window to win is never close.

But there seems to be an exception. Bryan Reynolds’ name seems to be big in Pittsburgh and the center fielder is still projected to be excellent when the club should dominate in 2025.

This is why several clubs have called for one of the club’s representatives in the All-Star Game. That said, because he will only be a free agent in 2026, the club don’t want to let him go.

The Marlins may have knocked on the door of the Pirates, but right now the answer is no.

The Marlins have already acquired Joey Wendle, Avisail Garcia and Pirates wide receiver Jacob Stallings since the end of the 2021 season, but adding Reynolds would put a nice exclamation mark on a great offseason in Miami.

With the amount of young pitchers the Marlins have, the Pirates might want to trade him there if the center fielder ever leaves.

Note that other clubs (Mariners, Yankees, Astros, Guardians, Brewers and Braves) have also informed the Pirates of their interest in center field.

If the Pirates were to trade him, I imagine the GM of the Blue Jays would call Ben Cherington (his former assistant) to talk to him a bit.

After all, in two years, Randal Grichuk, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez will be free as the air and George Springer should take the path of right field.

That said, I see Hernandez staying long-term with a lucrative contract extension.

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He’s the Blue Jays’ next big free agent. Even if it will be in only two years, we have to start thinking about it.

Going for Reynolds, a center fielder who will start 2022 at age 27, would be ideal. He hits from both sides of home plate — so he can do it from the left, a need for the Blue Jays — and his 2021 batting line (.302/.390/.522, which is good for an ERA of . 912) is very attractive.

But that’s not for now, of course, considering the Jays’ needs are elsewhere and the Pirates don’t want to trade him.

Unless they want to give away Gabriel Moreno (which they won’t) in a bidding war for the outfielder, the Jays won’t make it.

And it’s the same for the other teams on the circuit. However, this could change rapidly over the next few years.



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