Mark Reynolds On Extension Talks

SATURDAY, 11:21am: Gilbert spoke to Reynolds, who had this to say about yesterday's meeting: "I guess the meeting was positive … Still a work in progress." (both links go to Twitter)

FRIDAY, 3:47pm: The extension that the D'Backs are discussing with Mark Reynolds would cover the 2011-12 seasons, reports MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. Reynolds isn't aware of exactly what happened during today's discussions, but says he hopes to make progress soon.

"I can't say anything is imminent right now," he said. "But the next couple of days we should know something."

Opening Day remains the ultimate deadline for the two sides to reach an agreement, but GM Josh Byrnes told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he doesn't feel pressure to get a deal done. Reynolds told Piecoro that he finds the negotiations distracting and wouldn't mind picking them up after the 2010 season.

“I’m certainly hoping that we can come to some kind of agreement," he said. "But I’m 100 percent fine if it doesn’t happen. I’ll play this year and we’ll see what happens next year."

We heard earlier today that the D'Backs, who renewed Reynolds' 2010 contract for $500K today, would be comfortable offering $13MM for the two seasons. Reynolds would like $18MM for the same stretch.


8 Responses to Mark Reynolds On Extension Talks Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    Give him 2/14.

  2. BrianWillsave 5 years ago

    Dbacks are making interesting moves, good news for dbacks fans.

    • ken kendrick said something the other day about wanting to win more than anything and how he was getting older every day kind of thing, and if it meant spending money to win, so be it. this explains the “win now” mentality. I myself wish we had somehow resigned Jose Valverde, but otherwise I can’t argue with the money they have spent this offseason.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      The Justin Upton Extension is one of the top 5 best team friendly contracts in Baseball

      1. Evan Longoria
      2. Grady Sizemore
      3. Curtis Granderson
      4. Justin Upton
      5. Franklin Gutierrez

      • jdub220 5 years ago

        I would put Upton above Granderson. Maybe Gutierrez, also. While Granderson certainly has a team friendly contract, Upton is WAY more talented than Granderson, and much younger. Gutierrez is comparable to Granderson in terms of talent (personally, I like Gutierrez more), but is younger and makes 1MM less a year. But I guess you could argue that Granderson’s contract is better because it has one more year on it than Gutierrez’s.

        • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

          I agree with Gutierrez, but not Upton. The Mariners added risk by guaranteeing him those years and money, and it doesn’t seem likely Gutierrez would’ve gotten much more had the Mariners gone year-to-year in arbitration.

          Plus, Gutierrez has really only had one good season. Granderson has had multiple.

        • Guest 5 years ago

          The reason I didn’t put Justin higher is cause he is getting way more money than Granderson and Gutierrez.

          • jdub220 5 years ago

            Okay, I get that. I’m just saying that Upton could have one of the best contracts in the majors by the time it’s over. The guy is a freak talent. He amazes me everyday. And he’s only 22! But I guess I’m biased, so I can’t really say anything.

            By the way, I think Granderson should be replaced by Braun on your list.

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