Brian Reynolds has revealed that he wants to extend his contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is in contrast to the behavior of asking for a trade.
‘MLB.com’ said on the 16th (Korean time), “Pittsburgh Pirates Brian Reynolds still has intentions of a long-term contract despite trade requests.”
Reynolds, who was nominated by San Francisco with the 59th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 rookie draft, stepped on the big league stage for the first time in the 2019 season after being traded to Pittsburgh through a trade. Reynolds succeeded in leaping into the starting lineup with 154 hits, 16 home runs, 68 RBIs, 83 runs batted in, and a batting average of 0.314 and 0.880 in 134 games in his first season. 바카라
Afterwards, in the 2020 season, when the shortened season was held, he suffered a “second year jinx” with 35 hits, 7 homers, a batting average of 0.189 OPS and 0.632 in 55 games, but he revived again in the 2021 season. Reynolds had a career-high season with 169 hits, 24 homers, 90 RBIs, 93 runs in 159 games, a batting average of 0.302 OPS and 0.912.
Last year, in 145 games, he recorded 142 hits, 27 home runs, 62 RBIs, 74 runs, a batting average of 0.262 OPS and 0.806, but he led Pittsburgh’s batting line. Reynolds is a hitter who can even serve as center fielder based on the power to send bats out of the fence at any time, as well as precision and quick feet. Reynolds was a hot potato this winter.
This is why Reynolds publicly requested a trade after the 2022 season. Pittsburgh was forced to trade because of Reynolds’ request, but the trade did not come through because of the enormous demands. However, it is true that many clubs showed interest in Reynolds’ trade.
What was the background to Reynolds requesting a trade? According to ‘MLB.com’, Reynolds said, “There has been a difference of opinion about my worth.” However, as the trade did not go through, Reynolds changed his stance. This time, he brought up the story of a contract extension, not a trade.
“My first goal with Pittsburgh over the last couple of years has been to sign an extension with Pittsburgh,” Reynolds said. As it has already been revealed that there was a conflict due to an open trade request, it is unclear whether the contract extension will be made.
Reynolds, who has to accompany Pittsburgh for three years unless the trade goes through, expressed his position that he would do his best. “I’m in Pittsburgh. I’ll always be within my feet,” he added. “I’m going to do what I can in Pittsburgh and have a good season.”