“Genuine Interest” In Reynolds Deal Before 1st Pitch

As of Wednesday night, there were plenty of conversations going on between the Pittsburgh Pirates and star outfielder Bryan Reynolds. As reported by Bucs' beat writer Jason Mackey, there seems to be "genuine interest" by both sides to get a deal done before first pitch today. 

The deadline certainly seems to be the start of the season, which is just hours away. 

Mackey says there has been discussion on the structure of a deal. But other reports indicate that "major hurdles remain."

The Pirates have been trying to get Reynolds inked to a long-term extension during the offseason, but their first offer (6-years, $76M) was seen as lowball by the Reynolds camp, leading him to ask for a trade.

Rumors flourished over the winter about teams with great interest in swinging a deal for the 2021 All-Star.

But Reynolds reported to camp softening that stance a bit, saying he'd like to remain a Pirate, but only for the right price.

We'll see if that price can be met before first pitch today.

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