Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Teams Who “Covet” Bryan Reynolds

The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the best all-around outfielders in Major League Baseball.  The question is, will they trade him?

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is just a few weeks away.  The deadline is actually on August 2nd this year.  Who will be buyers and who will be sellers is always a big question.  Of course, for the Pittsburgh Pirates, it is an easy answer, they are going to be sellers.

Naturally, there are going to be rumors surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates over the next 3 weeks or so.  The first rumor came out earlier this week with numerous insiders mentioning Jose Quintana being sought after.  This is good news as the Bucs do not have a lot of veteran talent to swing in deals.

However, there is now another rumor to discuss.  Jon Heyman of the New York Post listed 5 teams that have shown some level of interest in outfielder Bryan Reynolds.  Of course, this situation has long been in question on whether or not the Pittsburgh Pirates would consider trading Reynolds. So what teams could make a run?  Well for starters, it is a team that just visited PNC Park.  Heyman wrote in his most recent article:

The Yankees (and many others) covet Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds, but will consider Andrew Benintendi. Ian Happ would fit, but like Reynolds, he may stay put.

The Marlins, Phillies, Padres and Mariners also like Reynolds.

Reynolds is controlled through 2025 so there is no immediate need to trade him.  Also, the Pittsburgh Pirates could be looking to extend the all-star outfielder.  As Heyman notes, it seems very unlikely that Reynolds will be moved.

It is rare to see blockbuster trades for controllable players at the deadline.  If the Pittsburgh Pirates did decide they would be best served to trade Reynolds, they would likely wait until the offseason.  The teams above all have a lot of talent and could make strong attempts to get Reynolds.  It will be interesting to see how many more rumors come out about Reynolds.