Bryan Reynolds Reveals Where Things Stand With Contract Negotiations

David Kaestle
Bryan Reynolds hasn't been offered a new contract by the Pirates following trade request.
Bryan Reynolds hasn't been offered a new contract by the Pirates following trade request. / Associated Press

Outfielder Bryan Reynolds has become a star for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a star that wants and deserves a contract extension. Pittsburgh has been unwilling to do that, or at least give him one that he's willing to accept.

After turning down previous offers, Reynolds formally requested a trade this offseason citing just how far apart the two sides were in negotiations. The Pirates are a notoriously small-market and low-spending team. Giving out huge contracts simply isn't something they do, no matter who the player is.

Bryan Reynolds Contract Update

After a ton of reported talks with other teams, that resulted in no trade, and suggestions that the Pirsates asking price was absurd and unrealistic for Reynolds, the 27-year-old outfielder remains in Pittsburgh as Spring Training gets underway. It seems that the Pirates are going to do whatever they can to keep him, but his value decreases every day, along with his years of team control.

On Saturday, Reynolds gave an update on negotiations and revealed a surprising detail – the Pirates haven't made a new contract offer yet to him.

Reynolds claims he's not going to put a deadline on a new deal, but it will certainly be a big talking point throughout baseball until an extension is signed or he's traded.

It seems that despite the trade request, Reynolds, for now, seems open to staying in Pittsburgh at the right price. Although, not many people believe that Pittsburgh will ever meet that price in negotiations.

If the Pirates make Reynolds more available in a trade and lower the price, expect a big haul form one of the big-market teams. Reynolds showed what he is capable of in 2021 when he slashed .302/.345/.461 with 27 home runs to boot. That earned him an All-Star nod.

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