The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the best outfielders in the National League. There are already rumors starting regarding the outfielder.
Last offseason the two most common names connected to outfielder Bryan Reynolds were the Miami Marlins and the Seattle Mariners. The Pittsburgh Pirates were demanding a high price in return for Reynolds with reports suggesting at least two prospects inside the top 30 in all of Baseball.
Obviously, no team was willing to offer that capital and Reynolds was here for the 2022 season. He put together another strong year posting a career-high in home runs with 27 and producing a 3 WAR season. This was after a slow start to the season as well.
So it is not surprising to see Bryan Reynolds’ name already in the offseason rumor mill. Last week, it was reported that the outfielder was one of the most asked-about players at the GM meetings. Jon Morosi of MLB Network said that he gets the feeling that a deal is unlikely to happen.
Still, that is not going to stop teams from trying which will only continue to stoke the rumors. In fact, a new team has emerged in the rumors. According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have shown interest in the Pittsburgh Pirates star outfielder. Speier wrote in a recent article:
“Trades are also possible. The Sox are among many teams to express interest in Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds”
Now, this obviously does not necessarily mean anything. It shows that teams are continuing to show interest. Does it mean the Bucs will trade him? No. Does it mean that said team has what it takes to acquire the star outfielder? No. For all we know, the Sox called and were told he was not available.
Reynolds is controlled through the 2025 season. For many teams, he would be an easy extension candidate. However, he may have priced himself out of the Pittsburgh Pirates “range”. The Bucs are most likely going to consider deals for him, as they should. The question is will any teams make a legitimate push to acquire him?