MLB Rumors: Pirates To "Try Again" To Extend Bryan Reynolds

The on-again, off-again trade rumors of Pittsburgh Pirates star outfielder Bryan Reynolds have hit two new beats as camps opened this week. First Reynolds showed up on the first day of camp confirming that his trade request still stands

But at same time, he confirmed that he is still open to talking about an extension:

The Pirates, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman, are reportedly going to try again to work something out.  

Pittsburgh's first extension offer to their 2021 All-Star during this past winter was for about 6 years and  $76M, which would have been the biggest contract ever handed out by the cost-conscious team. 

Reports, however, cited the Reynolds' side countering with a number that more closely matched the recent Matt Olson extension of last offseason by the Atlanta Braves, with was for eight years and $168M. As Heyman noted, Reynolds surely was looking for something in the nine figures region. 

After that original exchange of offers, Reynolds came out with his trade request, and the rumors started flying. The Pirates did try to accommodate him by having talks with several teams. But they said from the start that their preference was to keep Reynolds for the long-term. 

They will now try again for an extension, with Reynolds apparently still open to the possibility. 

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