MLB Rumors: Pirates Had Insane Ask From Yankees For Bryan Reynolds

The New York Yankees are one of the teams said to have great interest in working out a deal for disgruntled Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds. But the reason a trade hasn't gone down yet is simple: the Bucs' asking price is insane. Jon Heyman of the  New York Post explains: 

Word is, the Pirates sought four top prospects from the Yankees, including multiple players from the top group that includes Oswald Peraza, Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez.

That would be the Yankees' Nos. 1, 2, and 3 prospects. Wow. Yes, Reynolds is a very good player, and has three more years of team control, but that's into Juan Soto trade territory, as it's been called by some observers in recent weeks.

The Pirates are said to have made an extension offer worth about $75M to Reynolds, which he declined, looking for something close to double that. That $75 mill would have been their biggest contract outlay ever. But Reynolds is no Soto, who, as Heyman points out, turned down a $440M offer from the Washington Nationals before he was traded. Just a bit of a different class of player at this point in their careers. 

One exec says with the price they're asking, it's doubtful that a trade gets done before the season. The trade deadline, however, could still hold out some hope.

Reynolds has a career .842 OPS, was an All-Star in 2021, and hit a career-high 27 HR in 2022. 

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