Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Veterans Who Could be Traded by 2023

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Pittsburgh Pirates, Bryan Reynolds
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Outfielder, Bryan Reynolds

Last, but of course, not least is outfielder Bryan Reynolds.  Reynolds has been a part of trade rumors dating back to the 2021 Trade Deadline.  The veteran will not be easy to part with or for an opposing team to acquire.  However, there is a real possibility that Reynolds has played his last game with the Organization.

The Seattle Mariners and the Miami Marlins have shown the most interest in Reynolds up until this point.  However, both teams may not be in the running now.  The Mariners traded for Toescar Hernandez and now have a log jam in their outfield.  The Marlins are a team that will likely be looking up in the standings at the Braves, Mets, and Phillies, so for them to invest in a Reynolds trade would be overly bold.

Last year it was reported that the Bucs were asking for Julio Rodriguez and Noelvis Marte from the Mariners.  Those two entered the year as two of the top fifteen prospects in all of Baseball. Obviously, a high price that would be challenging for any team to come up with.

Furthermore, adding to his value, even more, is the fact that Reynolds hit a career-high in home runs in 2022.  Also with the over-shift going away Reynolds projects to put up even better numbers offensively.  He is not a free agent until after 2025, making him one of the most valuable outfielders in the National League.  With the team having several internal prospect options to play in the outfield, trading Reynolds for the right price may be on the board.