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.


24 Responses to Mark Reynolds Will Not Be Traded To Padres Leave a Reply

  1. Sd_brain 5 years ago

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

  2. Who would have ever thought this was a possibility?

  3. AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 5 years 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.

    • lol what about Mr. Ortiz?

      • AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 5 years ago

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

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

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

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

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

    • David C. Ruckman 5 years 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 5 years 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. 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 5 years ago

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

      • We need power. He’s got lots.

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

      • 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.

  5. 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 5 years 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.

      • 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

  6. Smrtbusnisman04 5 years 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?

  7. Yankeeboy11 5 years ago

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

  8. Yankeeboy11 5 years ago

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

  9. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Padres could use some good news

  10. Jlars 5 years ago

    Cubs??

  11. David C. Ruckman 5 years ago

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

  12. HipNip2009 5 years ago

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

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