MLB Rumors: Blue Jays “A Team To Watch” For All-Star Outfielder

The Toronto Blue Jays are desperately in search of another impact outfielder, and one who can bat from the left side of the plate. To that end, they've been labeled "a team to watch" for disgruntled Pittsburgh Pirates switch-hitting outfielder Bryan Reynolds.

Reynolds came out this past weekend and requested a trade, as extension talks with the Pirates came to an impasse. The team immediately responded saying that request will have "zero impact" on their plans, but industry sources say that with the right offer, a deal could happen.

The Blue Jays have some top prospects that they could package for the All-Star outfielder, who, at 27, is in his prime, and still has three more years of team control before he can become a free agent in 2026. 

MLB Insider Jon Morosi suggests that the Jays might have to include one of their top two prospects, left-hander Ricky Tiedemann (ETA 2024) or infielder Orelvis Martínez (ETA 2023) to get a deal done for Reynolds. 

Toronto is still thought to be one of the most serious suitors for prime free agent center fielder Brandon Nimmo, so a lot could depend on that, as well. 

Reynolds was an All-Star in 2021, slugging .522 with a .912 OPS, and followed that up with a career-high 27 HR this past season, with an .807 OPS. 

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