SAN DIEGO – Even though the Pittsburgh Pirates claim they aren’t actively trying to trade Bryan Reynolds, he is generating plenty of interest at the Winter Meetings.
As I wrote Sunday, at least nine teams have at least a certain level of interest in trading for the center fielder. A 10th team can be added as a Tigers’ source told PittsburghBaseballNow that Detroit is considering making an offer for Reynolds.
The Guardians and Miami Marlins are stacking up as the early favorites to be trade partners with the Pirates. News broke Saturday that Reynolds has asked to be traded following an impasse in negotiations over a long-term contract extension.
The Pirates may not trade Reynolds during the meetings at the Manchester Hyatt this week. Executives from other clubs, though, are skeptical about the Pirates hanging on to Reynolds throughout the offseason and into opening day next year.