Mark Reynolds Will Not Be Traded To Padres

Mark Reynolds will not be traded to the Padres according to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona (Twitter link). His source adds that the Diamondbacks are seeking two relievers for their third baseman.

Reynolds, 27, would have been a fine power replacement for Adrian Gonzalez, who appears to be headed to Boston. He's hit at least 28 home runs in each of the last three seasons, at least 32 in the last two seasons. Reynolds does strike out at a historic rate though; he's the first man in baseball history to be set down on strike three at least 200 times in three straight seasons.

Reynolds is under contract for $5MM in 2011 and then $7.5MM in 2012 before a $11MM club option for 2013 ($500K buyout) comes into play. Earlier today we heard that the Orioles were the front-runner to acquire him.


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24 Comments on "Mark Reynolds Will Not Be Traded To Padres"


Sd_brain
4 years 8 months ago

good, i really dont see the point in posting this.

4 years 8 months ago

Who would have ever thought this was a possibility?

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 8 months ago

Doubront and Bowden for Reynolds.Why? Why the hell not.C-Salty1B-Gonzalez2B-Pedroia3B-YoukilisSS-LowrieLF-WerthCF-EllsburyRF-Drewand your DH…Mark Reynolds

disclaimer: I am a Yankee fan.

4 years 8 months ago

lol what about Mr. Ortiz?

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 8 months ago

Big Papi be lowell’d off to be the big bat off the bench.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Why would Big Papi be lowelled? that doesn’t make any sense…He’s still really productive.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Why would Big Papi be lowelled? that doesn’t make any sense…He’s still really productive.

David C. Ruckman
4 years 8 months ago

Why not? Four big reasons:

1) Too many strikeouts
2) Bad defense
3) Kevin Youkilis
4) David Ortiz

Want four more?

5) Too expensive for too little output
6) Low batting average/BABIP
7) Crowded outfield situation, especially if Boston continues pursuit of Crawford/Werth
8) STRIKEOUTS – it bears repeating because he is historically bad at whiffing.

HipNip2009
4 years 8 months ago

Dream away. Big Papi will be the DH and they aren’t going to sign Werth. I noticed you didn’t list the pitching, which is Boston’s biggest question mark.

4 years 8 months ago

I think Reynolds would fit for the Cardinals. We need more power. Even with all the k’s he’s still productive. He could be protection in the 5th or 6th place in the order.

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 8 months ago

Bat him between Holliday and Pujols and maybe he will get good pitches… oh wait, he will still strike out!

4 years 8 months ago

We need power. He’s got lots.

4 years 8 months ago

You are going to be extremely frustrated throughout the season watching this guy strand as many runners as he does.

4 years 8 months ago

Pujols bats 3rd, and Holliday bats 4th. Pujols would have to bat fifth, Holliday would have to bat third, and Reynolds forth for that to happen. Pujols and Holliday are 3 and 4. Mark would be 5th to 6th.

4 years 8 months ago

Can we stop all this garbage about Tillman or Britton for Reynolds?

The O’s need the young pitching and both have huge upside. Not to mention Britton is a sinker-baller which is just the kind of pitcher you need in Camden Yards.

David C. Ruckman
4 years 8 months ago

A more likely scenario involves Dave Hernandez and ___________, I agree. Chris Tillman has SP1/SP2 upside, so the Orioles would seem reticent to part with such potential. If not Reynolds, then Kouzmanoff becomes a big target for Baltimore — assuming Beltre accepts the offer from Oakland.

4 years 8 months ago

They could sign Encarnation though I have a strange feeling Arizona will do that after Reynolds is traded. I’m very certain he’ll be traded to Baltimore maybe for Hernandez, Pelzer and Reimold

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 8 months ago

Didn’t Kevin Towers say last week or two that he wasn’t going to make any Intra-division (within division) trades?

If that’s true, then why were the Padres ever considered a landing spot?

Yankeeboy11
4 years 8 months ago

2 bullpen arms >_>? thats all he wants lmao. Im surprised he’s still with the team.

Yankeeboy11
4 years 8 months ago

2 bullpen arms >_>? thats all he wants lmao. Im surprised he’s still with the team.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
4 years 8 months ago

Padres could use some good news

Jlars
4 years 8 months ago

Cubs??

David C. Ruckman
4 years 8 months ago

Yes, Reynolds hit .198/.320/.433 in 2010 with 32 HR and 85 RBI.

HipNip2009
4 years 8 months ago

How does a guy hit .198 yet get 85 RBI? Wait, Carlos Pena…..lol