Mark Reynolds, D’Backs Talking Multi-Year Deal

1:22pm: Reynolds expects to be talking in terms of formal offers by the week of February 15th, according to Piecoro.

12:37pm: The D'Backs are discussing a multi-year deal with Reynolds, tweets MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. Reynolds tells Gilbert that the sides have discussed two and three-year deals. If the D'Backs come at him with a fair offer, Reynolds says he's "willing to take a look." The sides aren't talking money yet, but Reynolds tells Gilbert that they're discussing a two or three-year deal with options.

9:15am:  The D'Backs and Mark Reynolds have mutual interest in a multi-year deal, writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The club is expected to make an offer before Spring Training and there are indications the sides could discuss a three-year deal. Managing general partner Ken Kendrick told MLB.com's Steve Gilbert that Reynolds is one player the club would prefer to lock up.

"We would like to not have to go through year-by-year arbitration with [Reynolds], if we can agree on a multiyear deal," Kendrick said.

Reynolds just missed Super Two status this year, so he isn't arbitration-eligible yet. He's set to make $500K or so this year and he'll be arbitration-eligible after the season. He won't hit free agency until after the 2013 campaign.

Piecoro notes that Dan Uggla made $5.35MM in his first arb year, while Miguel Cabrera made $7.4MM and Ryan Howard made a record-setting $10MM. Reynolds figures to fall short of the contracts Cabrera and Howard earned, so Piecoro wonders if a three-year deal worth $14-15MM could work for both the D'Backs and their third baseman.

Reynolds, 26, hit 44 homers last year and set the single season strikeout record with 223 Ks. He played slightly below average defense and posted a .260/.349/.543 line.


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11 Comments on "Mark Reynolds, D’Backs Talking Multi-Year Deal"


TwinsVet
5 years 6 months ago

I think Chris Davis will give Reynolds a run for his money on that record in the near future…

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t think a team will give him the chance to do that.

TwinsVet
5 years 6 months ago

Quite likely. He was sent down after a torrid start last year (in terms of power, not OBP). But he did end up with 300 ABs.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Mark Reynolds needs to prove that he can hit homers year by year. I hope 09 was no fluke.

drumzalicious
5 years 6 months ago

could you imagine Reynolds and Howard on the same team. That would be a rediculous amount of Ks

5 years 6 months ago

Not to mention walks and XBH…..

Taskmaster75
5 years 6 months ago

Put like Adam Dunn in the 5 hole. That would be one hell of a frustrating team.

drumzalicious
5 years 6 months ago

but man that would be a crazy one if they all got hot at the same time

5 years 6 months ago

They could strike out all they want as long as they each keep up their OBP’s and XBH ratios.

kahnives
5 years 6 months ago

Reynolds is an incredibly interesting case. Not only did he hit 44 HRs (and yes, strike out 223 times), but he stole 20+ bases. He’s an intriguing player. If you can deal with the irrational amount of K’s, he is a great addition to any team, speed and power that cannot be over looked.

ShadowDude
5 years 6 months ago

But at least by striking out he isn’t hitting into double plays or popping up.