With Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings beginning on Sunday, trade buzz around Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds continues to grow
On Sunday evening, Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings kicked off in San Diego. Each offseason the Winter Meetings are among the busiest days of the offseason as they help shape team’s roster for the upcoming season and beyond. This year, it appears few teams could be at the front and center of the Winter Meetings more than the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The reason the Pittsburgh Pirates will be front and center at the Winter Meetings is due to superstar center fielder Bryan Reynolds requesting a trade earlier this week. While it’s no guarantee that Reynolds will be moved during the Winter Meetings, it certainly seems possible.
On day one of the meetings there is already buzz growing around a potential Reynolds trade.
This report of Jason Mackey’s came a few hours after Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the relationship between Reynolds and the Pirates is “broken.” Rosenthal added that it is time for the Pirates to make the best trade they can and move on. A source I spoke with stated that they are “thinking Reynolds gets dealt.”
Looking at potential suitors for Reynolds, the New York Yankees and Mets both make sense. Each team has a need in the outfield and have the young pieces available to net Reynolds. The Miami Marlins are a team to watch as well. A package built around young Marlin outfielder JJ Bleday and two of their many young, talented arms would make sense for both sides.
While the Pirates continue to claim they will keep operating with business as usual and do not intend to trade Reynolds, it really is difficult to envision him being on the team’s Opening Day roster. Make sure to stay tuned here at Rum Bunter throughout the Winter Meetings and beyond as trade buzz around Reynolds will only continue to grow.