D’Backs Offer Mark Reynolds Extension
The D'Backs just locked up their franchise player and they may sign another young star to an extension soon. Jon Heyman of SI.com reported that the D'Backs offered Mark Reynolds a two-year $13.5MM deal to cover the 2011-12 seasons. MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports that the sides will meet in person tomorrow to discuss a possible extension.
Reynolds could ask for $5MM after this season and expect raises in 2012 and 2013, but he would have to produce in 2010 to make that kind of demand. Production wasn't an issue last year, when Reynolds hit 44 homers and posted an .892 OPS, playing slightly below average defense
Reynolds, who narrowly missed being arbitraiton eligible early as a super two player, will be arbitration-eligible after 2010 and eligible for free agency after 2013 barring an extension.