Last week, it was reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were unlikely to trade 2021 All-Star Bryan Reynolds as teams continue to call general manager Ben Cherington to try and pry Reynolds away from Pittsburgh.
The reasoning is sound from the Pirates’ side of things. For the second straight year, Reynolds was the Pirates’ most consistent producer at the plate.
And for a lineup that largely struggled throughout the season’s entirety, trading away Reynolds would create even larger issues for the Bucs’ offense in 2023.
On the year, Reynolds hit .262 with an .807 OPS in 145 games. He slugged a career-best 27 home runs and drove in 62 runs.