Pirates Have Ridiculous Bryan Reynolds Asking Price for Rangers Trade

Tyler Maher
The Pittsburgh Pirates' asking price for Bryan Reynolds is ridiculous.
The Pittsburgh Pirates' asking price for Bryan Reynolds is ridiculous. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With most of MLB's top free agents off the board, teams looking to add impact talent will have to do so via trade. One of the biggest names available on the trade market is Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds, who was an NL All-Star in 2021 and requested a trade from the Pirates earlier this offseason.

One of the teams most interested in Reynolds is the Texas Rangers, who are now looking to augment their lineup after overhauling their starting rotation this winter.

Bryan Reynolds Trade Rumors

Unfortunately for the Rangers, they would have to give up a ton of talent to acquire Reynolds. According to MLB insider Jon Morosi, Pittsburgh would likely demand Texas' top three pitching prospects, all of whom currently rank in MLB's top 100 prospects overall.

With so few players of Reynolds' caliber available, the Pirates are exploiting their leverage and asking for the moon. Reynolds is going to be 28 next season and still has three years of team control remaining, making him an incredibly valuable trade chip.

Still, it's hard to justify giving up so much young pitching talent, especially since the Rangers don't have much of that at the moment. That's why they had to build their rotation through free agency this winter, signing Jacob deGrom, Nate Eovaldi and Andrew Heaney.

Coming off a 68-94 season, it doesn't make much sense for Texas to mortgage its future for one player, especially one who has never finished top-10 in the MVP voting. The Rangers should be collecting young arms rather than shipping them away, so it looks like the price for Reynolds may end up being too steep for them.

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