The Pittsburgh Pirates are being pointed out that they are doing ‘player business’ over their representative hitter, Brian Reynolds (28).
Reynolds requested a trade from the club early last month. This is because the contract extension negotiations between the two sides are not resolved. At the time, Pittsburgh said, “There is a lot of disappointing things going on, but that won’t affect the decisions we have to make this offseason or in the near future. Reynolds has three more years to go as a free agent. He’s a key member of us and the Pirates. I hope you will focus on the season for the sake of the team.”
Reynolds signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract in April of last year, and must sign a new contract after this season. He must complete the 2025 season to obtain free agency status. Pittsburgh is trying to tie it to a long-term contract before that, but when negotiations reached a stalemate this winter, Reynolds demanded an immediate trade.
However, it is said that the conditions that Pittsburgh is demanding in exchange for Reynolds are excessive. MLB Network John Heyman said on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time), ‘The opposing teams are stopping negotiations because of the price the Pirates are asking for Reynolds. Reynolds, who asked for a trade a month ago, is less likely to transfer.”
Pittsburgh is said to be demanding conditions comparable to the Juan Soto trade between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres last summer.
Reporter Heyman said, “Pittsburgh is hoping for a price comparable to the size the Nationals gave and received Soto.” At least two of the four are in the top three of the Yankees’ prospects rankings in the MLB pipeline.” The top three prospects are shortstop Anthony Volpi, outfielder Jason Dominguez and shortstop Oswald Peraza. 메이저놀이터
In the trade on August 3 of last year, San Diego received Soto and Josh Bell from Washington, and gave up three of the team’s top prospects and three major league key players: Robert Hassell, Yalin Suzana, James Wood, CJ Abrams, Mackenzie Gore, and Luke Voit. . It was evaluated as the most expensive trade of all time.
Born in January 1995, Reynolds is a switch hitter and outfielder who made his major league debut in 2019 at the age of 24. In his first season, he hit 0.314 batting average, 16 homers, and 68 RBIs in 134 games, ranking fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. , 62 runs scored, 74 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.807. He had a 0.281 batting average, 74 home runs, a 0.842 OPS, and a 13.6 bWAR in his four seasons.
He’s a top hitter with power and accuracy, but he’s nowhere near Soto’s. He is 3 years older than Soto and has less depth of field and weight. Soto is marking a career batting average of 0.287, 125 home runs, OPS of 0.950, and bWAR of 23.2.
In the end, there is a suspicion that Pittsburgh is trying to keep Reynolds by presenting a trade card that is unlikely to happen.