Pittsburgh Pirates: Could the Yankees Push for Bryan Reynolds?

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Castrovince writes and predicts:

"“The Yankees will acquire Bryan Reynolds.” “If that means building a trade package around top prospects like Oswald Peraza and Jasson Dominguez, so be it. The Yankees have every reason to seize this moment.”"

This is what makes this trade deadline so interesting.  Bryan Reynolds’ name has been a hot commodity over the last year or so. We know that the Pittsburgh Pirates asked for not just top prospects, but elite, top 25 prospects. The Mariners and Marlins showed interest in the past but the Bucs asked for the likes of Julio Rodriguez (SEA) and Max Meyer(MIA).

Castrovince makes a fair point that the Yankees are in a position to strike.  The Bucs have already significantly helped the Yankees get to first place, with Jameson Taillon and Clay Holmes having stellar seasons.  The two Front Offices are very familiar with one another and the Bucs should be very familiar with the Yankees’ farm system at this point.

Hopefully, the Pittsburgh Pirates do not trade Bryan Reynolds.  If they do they need to get a significant return as the articles suggest.  Still, it would be great if the team actually invested money and signed Reynolds to an extension that he deserves.

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The only issue may be that as he continues to produce at a high level, his value goes up.  Reynolds will not be looking for a Ke’Bryan Hayes-like extension, he will be able to make much more money than that.  So we shall see how this plays out over the next month.