Diamondbacks Notes: Reynolds, Blanco, Nady

Some D-Backs news from Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic..

  • The Diamondbacks were discussing a Mark Reynolds swap with the Blue Jays as recently as prior to Thursday night's arbitration deadline.  However, the Orioles have been the most aggressive of any suitor and Piecoro says they seem to be the most likely landing spot for the third baseman.
  • Arizona is in the market for a backup catcher and free agent Henry Blanco is at or near the top of their list.  The 39-year-old hit  just .215/.271/.300 in 144 plate appearances for the Mets last season. 
  • Piecoro writes that Xavier Nady would fit the mold for the D-Backs as they look for a right-handed hitter off of the bench that can play left field and first base.  Nady suffered a down year with the Cubs in 2010 and should come cheap.  The veteran earned $3.3MM off of his one-year deal with Chicago.


73 Responses to Diamondbacks Notes: Reynolds, Blanco, Nady Leave a Reply

  1. BravesRed 5 years ago

    Let the Braves should look at Nady showcase begin.

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I want to see Reynolds get traded to the Orioles, but I would have a real problem dealing David Hernandez or Chris Tillman…

    Here’s my thinking of why a trade has not happened yet…

    The Orioles, unwisely left several good young arms unprotected such as Pat Egan, Wynn Pelzer, and some nice bats, one of them is Ryan Adams. My guess is the Diamondbacks want to wait and see who gets picked up and who doesn’t, because say the Diamondbacks traded Reynolds for those 3 right now, all of them could get picked in the first round of the Rule 5 Draft and the Diamondbacks would have nothing…So once the Rule 5 Draft is over, it will be the day after the Winter Meetings end, so the players could be agreed upon just depending on who stays in the Orioles organization and who doesn’t…So when the Rule 5 Draft is over, a trade could happen and the Diamondbacks wouldn’t have to worry about the players getting claimed.

    Because I think even giving up David Hernandez alone is too much.

    • Natinals 5 years ago

      So if you were the Orioles and they Dbacks said they wanted David Hernandez alone for Reynolds, you wouldn’t take that?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        I seriously wouldn’t do it. Hernandez, spending a full season in the pen throwing 96 for the ORIOLES 80-90+ innings per season in the later innings is more valuable to me than a very expensive 3B who strikes out 220+ times and bats under .230 even with the home runs Reynolds hits.

      • BravesRed 5 years ago

        A pitcher that can do somewhat decent in the AL East or a strikeout or home run player. I will take the pitcher. Reynolds is good, but he isn’t worth someone that isn’t even arbitration eligible yet.

        • Natinals 5 years ago

          I live in Baltimore and I watch just about all the O’s games and there are plenty of arms here better than Hernandez. I feel like from an outsiders view they fall in love with the fact that he throws hard. But whatever, if the Dbacks want him they can have him

      • BravesRed 5 years ago

        A pitcher that can do somewhat decent in the AL East or a strikeout or home run player. I will take the pitcher. Reynolds is good, but he isn’t worth someone that isn’t even arbitration eligible yet.

      • slider32 5 years ago

        Yes

      • slider32 5 years ago

        Yes

  3. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    I don’t get it. Why would the Jays want Reynolds at all?

    • I don’t think they do.. AA has strongly denied any interest in Reynolds…

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      so they can hit even more homeruns than they did last year

    • explodet 5 years ago

      Because he is good at baseball? That would be one reason.

  4. Cody 5 years ago

    Could you imagine Reynolds Ks in the AL East he could get up to 300.

    • Um, he faced very good pitching in the NL West. Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez, Bumgardner, Kershaw, Billingsley, Kuroda, Lilly, Jiminez…..it’s not like the NL West is full of scrub pitchers.

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        its not like the Al is that much harder to hit against I hate that “AL pitching is totally different that NL pitching” there are studs in each league

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        its not like the Al is that much harder to hit against I hate that “AL pitching is totally different that NL pitching” there are studs in each league

      • Did you really just list Ted Lilly?? lol

      • Did you really just list Ted Lilly?? lol

  5. phizz127 5 years ago

    I see the Orioles getting Reynolds probably for Tillman and a player to be named later, if any. What the O’s should do is save those arms and put together a package for Fielder to Milwaukee while they have the chance, instead of looking to Pena or LaRoche as their first baseman. They’ve also thrown out offers only to get no response back, or signings with other teams… why not try for Beltre? Couldn’t hurt, even if it’s a turndown.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      There are a lot of players to be named in Baseball…I’m curious as to why their Parents didn’t give them a name at the very start…

    • They’d be better off with Reynolds than Pena. Reynolds at least hits nonhomers and he isn’t an under 200 hitter he was playing through injuries towards the end of the season. Pena hits into the shift every time.

      • BravesRed 5 years ago

        Reynolds either strikes out or hits a home run.

      • BravesRed 5 years ago

        Reynolds either strikes out or hits a home run.

    • They’d be better off with Reynolds than Pena. Reynolds at least hits nonhomers and he isn’t an under 200 hitter he was playing through injuries towards the end of the season. Pena hits into the shift every time.

    • OrangeCards 5 years ago

      I highly doubt the Orioles send Tillman to Arizona for Reynolds.

    • OrangeCards 5 years ago

      I highly doubt the Orioles send Tillman to Arizona for Reynolds.

  6. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    The Last thing The Blue Jays need is Reynolds. They need more contact, not 200-plus K’s. If Reynolds could cut them down, maybe.

    • TheodoreRoosevelt 5 years ago

      The Jays still have a hole at third. If there’s no other viable long-term option available via FA or trades, then Reynolds would fill the gap with excellent pop for a reasonably cheap price.

      • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

        I’d much rather use Bautista at 3B than watch Reynolds try to adjust to AL pitching.

      • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

        I’d much rather use Bautista at 3B than watch Reynolds try to adjust to AL pitching.

  7. j96 5 years ago

    Jays don’t need renyolds they not to go after adrian beltra at 3 rd

    • BravesRed 5 years ago

      I’m not even going to ask what you just said.

    • Cody 5 years ago

      After The Red Sox got Agon I’m pretty sure the A’s are going to get him. They offered him a big deal that I don’t think the Jays can match.

    • Cody 5 years ago

      After The Red Sox got Agon I’m pretty sure the A’s are going to get him. They offered him a big deal that I don’t think the Jays can match.

    • eviola1 5 years ago

      Do people even re-read their writing anymore?

    • eviola1 5 years ago

      Do people even re-read their writing anymore?

  8. j96 5 years ago

    Jays don’t need renyolds they not to go after adrian beltra at 3 rd

  9. jb226 5 years ago

    If there’s one thing that should have become obvious last year with Nady, it’s that he didn’t deal well with limited playing time. Looking at him as a bench bat is probably not the best of ideas.

  10. jb226 5 years ago

    If there’s one thing that should have become obvious last year with Nady, it’s that he didn’t deal well with limited playing time. Looking at him as a bench bat is probably not the best of ideas.

  11. slider32 5 years ago

    For Buck’s sake, can the Orioles please get Reynolds. He would hit a ton of HR’s in that band box.

    • eviola1 5 years ago

      You O’s fans have low standards of players you want to acquire.

      • OrangeCards 5 years ago

        Ah, 4th place talking down to 5th place. Cute.

        • TheodoreRoosevelt 5 years ago

          It’s still the high ground 😉

        • TheodoreRoosevelt 5 years ago

          It’s still the high ground 😉

        • eviola1 5 years ago

          85 wins taking down 66 wins

          • OrangeCards 5 years ago

            Your gold star is in the mail.

          • eviola1 5 years ago

            LOL. Are all O’s fans weird and idiotic like you?

          • OrangeCards 5 years ago

            It’s a bit silly to brag about 4th place like it means anything. Ask the other AL East fans if they’d be bragging about it.

          • eviola1 5 years ago

            You are the one who brought up 4th place vs. 5th place. I never ever bragged about being in 4th place although 4th place and 10 games back is far better than 5th place and 30 games back. The Jays are light years ahead of the O’s.

            All I was saying was that Reynolds is not that great an acquisition especially for the AL East.

          • OrangeCards 5 years ago

            It’s a bit silly to brag about 4th place like it means anything. Ask the other AL East fans if they’d be bragging about it.

      • slider32 5 years ago

        I’m not a O’s fan, I just want to see them get somebody.

      • slider32 5 years ago

        I’m not a O’s fan, I just want to see them get somebody.

  12. slider32 5 years ago

    For Buck’s sake, can the Orioles please get Reynolds. He would hit a ton of HR’s in that band box.

  13. Cody 5 years ago

    The O’s are a way better fit for Reynolds than the Jays. He could hit over 50 HRs there.

  14. Cody 5 years ago

    The O’s are a way better fit for Reynolds than the Jays. He could hit over 50 HRs there.

  15. Big_jays_fan 5 years ago

    with A gonz going to red sox and Lee going to yanks .. another yr of missing playoffs … and one more thing where has AA stated that we ll be competing in 2012

    all he says is the team will tell us when they are ready .. it can be 5 yrs from now 2 yrs from now

    and waiting for the yanks and sox to get old .. wells that not gona happen cuz they keep on adding the stars … so please AA make atleast something happen that will keep the gap at minimum bet ween Jays and the big spenders

    • eviola1 5 years ago

      Dude the playoffs ended like 4 weeks ago. The Off-season just started. The Blue Jays are on the brink of competing. They have a great core of players and another wave of great young players on the way. Rogers has said they are fully committed financially. AA isn’t going to make a stupid move that will cost us the chance of having a perennial playoff team. And 100% it’s not going to be 5 years from now, that’s just a stupid thought.

  16. Big_jays_fan 5 years ago

    with A gonz going to red sox and Lee going to yanks .. another yr of missing playoffs … and one more thing where has AA stated that we ll be competing in 2012

    all he says is the team will tell us when they are ready .. it can be 5 yrs from now 2 yrs from now

    and waiting for the yanks and sox to get old .. wells that not gona happen cuz they keep on adding the stars … so please AA make atleast something happen that will keep the gap at minimum bet ween Jays and the big spenders

  17. BG921 5 years ago

    If Alex Gonzalez and Jose Bautista can have career numbers at Rogers Centre, imagine what Mark Reynolds could do there… He may K 200+ times, but he could possibly break the single season HR record in Toronto lol… (kind of off-topic, but geez Mark Reynolds hit .198 last season and K’d 211 times and still had a higer OBP than Alex Gonzalez!) I agree that Reynolds was going through some injuries and it effected his numbers, in 2009 he was more like an Adam Dunn type player. High BB/K rates, but also a ton of homers.

  18. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    As a Jays fan, the O’s can have him.

  19. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    As a Jays fan, the O’s can have him.

  20. Chiburgh 5 years ago

    I miss Hank White being in a Cubs uniform. :(

  21. Chiburgh 5 years ago

    I miss Hank White being in a Cubs uniform. :(

  22. Chiburgh 5 years ago

    If the Cubs don’t sign Nady, who would play 1st?

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      he’s a free agent, and they don’t have a first baseman at the moment.

  23. seriously.. you baltimore fans crack me up! stop the bs saying “David Hernandez is too much”, thats ridiculous. Reynolds when healthy is a lock for 40hrs and 100+rbi’s and 10-15sb’s. His average was at .220 towards the end of the year ( i know its still pretty bad but) this is before he got hit in the head with a 95mph fastball, and had a concussion, not to mention his constant lingering wrist injury.. sure you know he will strikeout 200+ times a year but he also finished 5th in the NL in walks without even playing the full year. He put up 44hr,102rbi,25sb, .260 avg 2 years ago. Stop underrating this guy it would take Hernandez, Bell, and a mid level prospect at least to get Reynolds, or maybe a Tillman and Hernandez combo.
    But if Towers is dumb enough to give you Reynolds for Hernandez straight up then you should be thrilled, he will get you a .230/40hr/100rbi/10sb type of line.

    • I agree B-more def needs to shore up one of the hot corners this off season and Mark Reynolds would be a great start considering whats available free agent wise.

  24. seriously.. you baltimore fans crack me up! stop the bs saying “David Hernandez is too much”, thats ridiculous. Reynolds when healthy is a lock for 40hrs and 100+rbi’s and 10-15sb’s. His average was at .220 towards the end of the year ( i know its still pretty bad but) this is before he got hit in the head with a 95mph fastball, and had a concussion, not to mention his constant lingering wrist injury.. sure you know he will strikeout 200+ times a year but he also finished 5th in the NL in walks without even playing the full year. He put up 44hr,102rbi,25sb, .260 avg 2 years ago. Stop underrating this guy it would take Hernandez, Bell, and a mid level prospect at least to get Reynolds, or maybe a Tillman and Hernandez combo.
    But if Towers is dumb enough to give you Reynolds for Hernandez straight up then you should be thrilled, he will get you a .230/40hr/100rbi/10sb type of line.

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