The Yankees, nonetheless needing an outfielder, are amongst groups persistently taken with Pirates star Bryan Reynolds, who seeks a commerce.
One workforce exec summed up the Pirates requests in two phrases: “unrealistic asks.” One other workforce’s exec says there’s nothing taking place now however they maintain hope for spring.
It’s not shocking the ask is excessive because the Pirates don’t appear particularly taken with buying and selling him as they hope to contend throughout the three years he has left. Plus, it could be tough publicly. Maybe, too, the Pirates don’t wish to accede to commerce calls for, which they might concern will set off a pattern.
Whereas sources say the Pirates provided over $75 million for six years with no workforce choices, Reynolds’ camp initially talked about the $168 million, eight-year deal Matt Olson acquired as a comp (although their request was decrease than that). The Braves did signal Sean Murphy for $73 million over six years (plus a workforce possibility), and Murphy is in the identical class as Olson. (The Reynolds camp would counter that that deal is low.)
The Pirates love Reynolds and presumably wish to resume talks, however the commerce request stays.
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