Orioles, Padres, Blue Jays Interested In Reynolds

The Diamondbacks are discussing possible Mark Reynolds trades with three teams, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter links). The Orioles, Padres and Blue Jays are interested in the third baseman, though he can block trades to Toronto. The extent of the Padres' interest is unclear, according to Rosenthal.

Yahoo's Tim Brown reported last month that GM Kevin Towers is "looking for contact hitters and bullpen help" in exchange for Reynolds. The 27-year-old batted .189/.320/.433 last year, leading the league in strikeouts for the third consecutive season. Reynolds, whose homer total dropped from 44 to 32 last year, will earn $5MM in 2011, $7.5MM in 2012 and either $11MM or a $500K buyout in 2013.


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92 Comments on "Orioles, Padres, Blue Jays Interested In Reynolds"


Kevin Charity
4 years 9 months ago

Maybe Chase Headley is part of a package going to AZ?

4 years 9 months ago

Maybe if Frieri is part of the deal. Of course Towers knows all of the hidden gems in the Padres system.

padresfuture
4 years 9 months ago

I wouldnt trade Headley + Frieri for Reynolds. I could see the Padres considering Reynolds at 1b if the choose to deal Adrian.

4 years 9 months ago

Are they trying to free up Money to sign Konerko? I think David Hernandez and Wynn Pelzer gets the trade done.

longtimepadrefan
4 years 9 months ago

Pelzer is a Baltimore non-tender. He was traded last July to Baltimore to get Miggy.

inns13
4 years 9 months ago

Non-tender? He’s a minor leaguer, he doesn’t even have a contract.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

he meant Rule V draft eligible. It might as well be a minor league non tendering system.

inns13
4 years 9 months ago

Except that they’re not at all the same. Non-tenders are free agents, and can be signed to minor league deals or cheap 1 yr contracts, can negotiate with any team, and can be released at will. Rule V draftees must remain on the ML roster all year, have a (small) monetary penalty involved, and must be returned to their original team if they are cut.

4 years 9 months ago

they should already have enough money with all the trades they did and he is just looking for contact

4 years 9 months ago

they should already have enough money with all the trades they did and he is just looking for contact

4 years 9 months ago

Reynolds has a career .333 OBP. No thank you/

4 years 9 months ago

.333’s not terrible. One might almost say average.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

on the Jays thats near the tops

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

on the Jays thats near the tops

dizzle4
4 years 9 months ago

Not really interested as a Blue Jays fan. The Orioles can have him!

4 years 9 months ago

Mark Reynolds could play 1st when Adrian Gonzalez is dealt. Chase Headley could make sense, (of course in that case he would be at 3rd), so could Mike adams or Heath Bell. Any bullpen arms.

Kevin Charity
4 years 9 months ago

Wynn Pelzer got traded to Baltimore in the Tejada deal…

plain_g
4 years 9 months ago

hmm, an all-or-nothing swing-for-the-fences guy with tons of strikeouts and a low obp. that should add some balance to the blue jays lineup.

phizz127
4 years 9 months ago

The Orioles will gladly take him as an upgrade from the obviously not ready for the MLB, Bell. Reynolds has quite a bit of strikeouts which he could do without, but hopefully the new coaching staff can work with him. I say Tillman to the DB’s for Reynolds

not_brooks
4 years 9 months ago

The Orioles say no to that.

OrangeCards
4 years 9 months ago

Tillman is not leaving for Reynolds.

Paradise17
4 years 9 months ago

Yes, please trade him. I love the guy and his power, but we need arms and a guy like Kouzmanoff to man 3B after he is non tendered….he is a Towers guy.

padresfuture
4 years 9 months ago

Chase Headley is a Towers guy.

angel31
4 years 9 months ago

Is it possible Angels could get him if they loose on Beltre. Maybe a Alberto Callaspo/Izturs, Jason Bulger, and Fernado Rodriguez (not K-ROD)

Paradise17
4 years 9 months ago

Why would AZ want Callaspo or Izturis when we have Drew and Johnson up the middle?

GRINGOMHT
4 years 9 months ago

Callaspo did play 3rd in KC too but why would AZ want him back? They got rid of him for his piss poor attitude & if you remember they delt him just days after he was arrested for battery on his wife.

4 years 9 months ago

we dont want mister “kick your wife in the arse over a cellphone” collapse-o or bulger back, thanks. weren’t those dudes swapped for each other initially anyway?

eviola1
4 years 9 months ago

Read the article again, the Angels aren’t listed.

4 years 9 months ago

Low Batting Average, Lot of strikeouts, Loads of Dingers: seems to fit in Toronto real well.

zartan
4 years 9 months ago

My God.. only in baseball would a guy batting .189 be earning 7.5 million dollars. Reynolds is a horrible baseball player.

4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, I mean as an accountant, you’d only earn like $30,000 batting .189…

4 years 9 months ago

only in baseball do batting average and homeruns exist…

inns13
4 years 9 months ago

Well, it certainly wouldn’t make a lot of sense to pay a football player to bat .189.

4 years 9 months ago

Yeah I’m pretty sure he signed a contract for that much money before he dipped below the Mendoza line…

Mario Saavedra
4 years 9 months ago

yeah, only in baseball a guy would earn that money with that batting avg. because only in baseball you can have batting average.

4 years 9 months ago

… Was it really necessary to have five snarky responses all making the same joke?

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

Yes, the minimum number of snarky responses to a dumb comment has been established at five.

slider32
4 years 9 months ago

50 years ago players like Reynolds and Pena would not stay in the big leagues with a BA under .200. They remind me of Dave Kingman.

4 years 9 months ago

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Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

Would he be really an upgrade for E5?

4 years 9 months ago

E5! my favorite 3rd baseman of all time, TROY GLAUS!

4 years 9 months ago

i think defensively he would be, altho maybe they’re thinking of putting him at 1st

4 years 9 months ago

They probably are barely thinking about him at all… They probably just inquired like they have on everyone and people post it as interest…

4 years 9 months ago

haha good point. jays have had a foot in the door on everything this offseason, but i dont think AA needs to make a move unless the perfect deal comes along. jays are in a good spot already

2UGGLA2BINTO
4 years 9 months ago

good point, no he would not….AA is starting to worry me, first davis…now guerrier and reynolds…he should focus on Putz and one of manny or dunn (if dunn is still available)

4 years 9 months ago

I think you’re putting way too much stock in these “rumours that the Jays are interested in X” Look how “Interested” they were in Uggla. They offered Farquahar and Mastrioanni or something like that. Writers need to make the Jays seem interested because they know they’ll never actually get anything concrete from the Jays front office. Heck, they wouldn’t even say for how long they’d signed Farrell!

BlueJays45
4 years 9 months ago

Davis was a great pickup…we got much needed speed, not to mention he would have led our team in average, plus he’s an upgrade in the outfield…Wells isn’t as good as he used to be in the field

BlueJays45
4 years 9 months ago

Davis was a great pickup…we got much needed speed, not to mention he would have led our team in average, plus he’s an upgrade in the outfield…Wells isn’t as good as he used to be in the field

4 years 9 months ago

I think reynolds would be a beast in Atl. His biggest jacks are always in that park – dude likes to bang on that drum! Before Prado became a name brand this season I was thinking a one-for-one swap of those two might be mutually beneficial. Not sure how braves fans would feel about an average for power trade of that nature though now since reynolds regressed a bit this year.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

too bad Prado has twice the value that Reynolds has.

4 years 9 months ago

LOL @ Prado for Reynolds.

4 years 9 months ago

would love to see a 3 team trade. Reynolds to San Diego, Headley to Toronto, and someone to Arizona.
Headley has not worked out well IN San Diego, but he has good away stats and could break out somewhere else. as a Jays fan, would love that to be with the Jays.

4 years 9 months ago

why would you get rid of headley for reynolds?

4 years 9 months ago

if I was SD I would not get rid of Headley for Reynolds, but I’m a Jays fan so that’s why I would like to see him come to Toronto.
I assume if SD is interested in Reynolds, then Headley’s days are numbered. haven’t kept track of the off season but during the season the Padres were loaded with OF, so can’t see SD just putting Headley back in the OF.

corey23
4 years 9 months ago

headly improved greatly once he was moved back to 3rd base and got regular playing time. at least for the first half of the season lol

Dylan Ramirez
4 years 9 months ago

I could see something like this happening especially since Toronto is on Reynolds no trade list.

Cankersly
4 years 9 months ago

No way. Reynolds is not an upgrade over Headley, has fewer years of team control and costs over twice as much next year. Headley is at least an average hitter with upside and a great glove at 3B. Unless Stephen Drew is included in the deal I would not take Reynolds for Headley.

jdub220
4 years 9 months ago

While I agree that Headley is too much for Reynolds, Drew + Reynolds for Headley is ridiculous.

4 years 9 months ago

Eh. I disagree with you on these one I think Mark is a better player than Headley….what the Friars are looking is a middle of the lineup guy to help AGonz, but Headley cant do that, when he is hot he is hot, but when he is cold he freezes like 3 months, he is a switch hitter and he doesnt hit that well on the right side.

padresfuture
4 years 9 months ago

The talents headley brings at third base the Padres basically have already in Cunninham and Denorfia, they just happen to be outfielders. The Padres need someone on the corner that can mash, they have plenty of .270/.320/.390 type guys already.

jdub220
4 years 9 months ago

I think Reynolds is a better player also, it’s just that his value is low right now with teams still believing batting average is important and all…

padresfuture
4 years 9 months ago

Agreed. What about Headley and Bullpen help + a 3b prospect like forsythe for Drew and Reynolds?

jdub220
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t think so. Drew was the second best shortstop in the majors last year according to WAR, and the D’Backs wouldn’t trade that kind of player to a division rival.

BlueJays45
4 years 9 months ago

Your name says it all…SpecialEd

4 years 9 months ago

As a DBacks fan, I’m particularly interested in this Someone we would get back, but how is his defense? Lord knows we don’t need Someone making errors left and right…

padreshobo
4 years 9 months ago

Don’t want! I can’t see why we would want him.

Beersy
4 years 9 months ago

God I hope this isn’t true. The Padres do not need Reynolds and his strike outs. I would much rather go with Headley for another year to see if he can figure it out than have Reynolds.

4 years 9 months ago

Reynolds stock is down considerably, I doubt it would take Headley or even Bell for that matter.

Beersy
4 years 9 months ago

I didn’t mean trade Headley for Reynolds. I meant I don’t want Reynolds in Petco at all, unless it’s in another teams jersey. As for Bell, old KT would have to be adding a very nice piece to any deal involving Bell and Reynolds.

BirdsRule
4 years 9 months ago

Andy should trade Hernandez for Reynolds, I am not ready to give up on Tillman. That would be a good deal for both parties, both players are under team control for several more years and DH costs less, saving the Dbacks some green.

not_brooks
4 years 9 months ago

Reynolds in the AL East makes me want to throw up.

No thanks. I’ll take Kouzmanoff for a pittance over Reynolds for a real prospect.

4 years 9 months ago

If he has any hopes for the Orioles going forward, I think Andy MacPhail has got to take some calculated risks. The O’s have openings at first AND third, and for years no one of note has been interested in taking their FA dollars. Trade Towers his flotsam and jetsam, assume Reynolds’ iffy contract, and try to catch lightning in a bottle. In case you missed it, Mark Teixeira ain’t coming to town, folks. Maybe Konerko will, maybe he won’t. But if Andy can flush 5 million down Garrett Atkins’ toilet, he can certainly pick up the tab on Mark Reynolds.

4 years 9 months ago

I know it doesn’t really make sound too much better but his average is actually .198 still sucks but just thought I’d point that out.
But I could see a David Hernandez+ low level prospect for Reynolds, then it would free up money for the Dbacks to sign Konerko and Putz.

4 years 9 months ago

There’s no way they would trade Hernandez AND someone. Maybe just Hernandez but even that is iffy. He showed some great stuff coming out of the bullpen last year and could develop into a phenomenal ‘pen arm (maybe even a closer down the line).