D’Backs Sign Reynolds To Three-Year Deal

The Diamondbacks officially signed third baseman Mark Reynolds to a three-year, $14.5MM deal today.  The deal includes a $1MM signing bonus, $500K this year, $5MM in 2011, $7.5MM in '12, and an $11MM club option for '13 with a $500K buyout.  Reynolds also received a limited no-trade clause.

Reynolds narrowly missed Super Two status, so 2011 would've been his first arbitration year.  This extension overwrites Reynolds' 2010 renewal, meaning the club option is on his last arbitration year.  The D'Backs get Reynolds' first two arbitration years at roughly $14MM, so the cost savings don't appear to be great.  Piecoro finds Reynolds comparable to Dan Uggla, who will receive $13.15MM for his first two arbitration years and is not on a multiyear deal.  The 26-year-old Reynolds broke out with a 44 home run campaign in 2009.

Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic first reported the agreement, and MLB.com's Steve Gilbert added details (via Twitter).

Mike Axisa contributed to this post.


Leave a Reply

24 Comments on "D’Backs Sign Reynolds To Three-Year Deal"


Guest
5 years 4 months ago

The Diamondbacks are really taking care of buisness.

Impressive move by the D-Backs. Really impressive!

j6takish
5 years 4 months ago

Minus the Edwin Jackson fiasco, the D-Backs are quietly having an excellent off season.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

The Diamondbacks strengthened the top of their rotation for the short term. I don’t think their was any Edwin Jackson fiasco. Plus, if you are facing a healthy Webb, Haren, and Jackson in a 3 game series, you may come out without a win. I think the Tigers got some good pitchers in Scherzer, Schlereth, and Coke. And the Diamondbacks may have lost that trade. But Jackson is at a higher level then Scherzer and the Diamondbacks see Scherzer as a future reliever whether that happens or not. I say the Diamondbacks had a really good off-season.

The difference is Edwin Jackson has a chance to win 17 or 18 games now that he is in the NL and he is just getting better. Scherzer has a chance to win 17 or 18 games as well, but he is less proven then Jackson and younger.

The 1 thing that I like about the Tigers acquisitions, is that they have 23 years of team control with Jackson, Coke, Scherzer, and Schlereth. I’m not going to say they won the trade, but for the future (Edwin Jackson is a free agent after the 2011 season) you have to wonder what the Diamondbacks were thinking.

I still have a really good feeling about the 2010 and 2011 Diamondbacks though. Especially for this season. The Diamondbacks are certainly going to make some noise in that NL West.

markjsunz
5 years 4 months ago

Why would he win more games in the national league?He had a bunch of years in the national league and did not come into his own until he went to the american league. Plus he had a bad second half last year, and three clubs have given up on him after he showed great potential. I do not know what to expect out of Jackson, there seems to be an issue.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

First of all, he was young, inexperienced, and raw on the Dodgers. Second of all, nobody have up on him except for the Dodgers. The Tigers had their reasons to trade Granderson and Jackson and the Rays wanted to trade him to give Niemann the opportunity.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

The Dodgers gave up on him? RIGHT.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

I just said the Dodgers did but not the Tigers or Rays.

markjsunz
5 years 4 months ago

His ERA was over 5 after the all star break, and I am sure the rays could have used him out of the pen or a spot start here and there. They are high on Matt Joyce who we may see playing for the rays this year. As for Jackson we will have to wait and see.

alphabet_soup5
5 years 4 months ago

Jackson is at a higher level than Scherzer? The stats don’t show that to me. A fluke 1st half by Jackson doesn’t make him better than Scherzer. How is Jackson just getting better? ERA over 5 in the 2nd half. I bet neither of them reach 17/18 wins as well. What is true is that Jackson will always be a starter, while Scherzer could be a reliever as you said.

Go check Edwin Jackson’s splits of 1st half/2nd half from last season and honestly say he is getting better and is on a higher level than Scherzer.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

I can tell you right now… He is on a higher level then Scherzer. Simple as this, if you agree that Jackson will remain a starter for years to come and Scherzer isn’t, he is in fact on a higher level than Scherzer. I know Jackson’s splits so what makes you think that Jackson’s 2nd half wasn’t a fluke. He was also tipping his pitches.

With that said, I think there is a shot that Jackson can win 17+ games.

alphabet_soup5
5 years 4 months ago

His 2nd half was much closer to the numbers he put up with LA and Tampa Bay than his first half. There is a possibility that his 1st half indicates the new pitcher he is, but I pray not. I don’t believe Scherzer will become a reliever, just saying it’s a slim possibility.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Well can the season start already so we can find out!

tigers22
5 years 4 months ago

Good move for the Dbacks organization

riotmute
5 years 4 months ago

Great move by Arizona. Pretty reasonable deal on Reynolds part

specialk27
5 years 4 months ago

Awesome deal! I just hope all these contracts don’t backfire like the ones for CY and Eric Byrnes.

The Spring Training optimist in me says this is going to be a competitive year for the Diamondbacks!

steve0987654321
5 years 4 months ago

Not a bad deal, the question is if he’s the next adam dunn or ryan howard? Dunn’s a force in the lineup But Howards an anchor. just hope he’s not anouther chris young.

I say move him off of 3B first chance they get.

jdub220
5 years 4 months ago

I don’t think Reynolds is like Adam Dunn nor Ryan Howard. The power and K numbers are similar, but Reynolds is much more athletic than either of them.

And why would you move him off 3rd? Because his UZR stinks?
He’s actually not that bad. Either way, where would you move him to? He’s played three positions in his career: 3B, 1B, and LF. At first, there’s LaRoche, with Allen after him. In left, there’s Jackson, with Parra after him.

jcrinck
5 years 4 months ago

Congratulations! You signed Chris Young… again…

jdub220
5 years 4 months ago

And this is based on… what, exactly?

vtadave
5 years 4 months ago

So the Dbacks giving a six-year deal to a guy coming off a season in which he hit .238/.294/.466 is the same as a three-year deal for a guy who just hit .260/.349/.543? Ah…got it.

ReverendBlack
5 years 4 months ago

Not exactly a bargain at this point.

Ferrariman
5 years 4 months ago

i think your also forgetting the dbacks also got ian kennedy who should be a sold #5starter in the trade. and maybe work his way up the rotation is his minor league numbers are any indications.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Good signing. Can’t complain, the Dodgers owned him last year. :]

Tko11
5 years 4 months ago

I wonder by how many ks he’ll beat his strikeout record this year…too bad they don’t give me points in fantasy baseball for batters striking out or I’d be a lock to win first place already.