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.


92 Responses to Orioles, Padres, Blue Jays Interested In Reynolds Leave a Reply

  1. Kevin Charity 5 years ago

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

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

      • padresfuture 5 years ago

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

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

    • longtimepadrefan 5 years ago

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

      • inns13 5 years ago

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

        • Ferrariman 5 years ago

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

          • inns13 5 years 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.

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

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

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

  4. dizzle4 5 years ago

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

  5. 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.

  6. Kevin Charity 5 years ago

    Wynn Pelzer got traded to Baltimore in the Tejada deal…

  7. plain_g 5 years 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.

  8. phizz127 5 years 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

  9. Paradise17 5 years 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.

  10. angel31 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

      • GRINGOMHT 5 years 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.

    • 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 5 years ago

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

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

  12. zartan 5 years ago

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

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

    • only in baseball do batting average and homeruns exist…

    • inns13 5 years ago

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

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

    • Mario Saavedra 5 years ago

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

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

      • vtadave 5 years ago

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

    • slider32 5 years 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.

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  13. Sniderlover 5 years ago

    Would he be really an upgrade for E5?

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

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

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

        • 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 5 years 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)

      • 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 5 years 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 5 years 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    • why would you get rid of headley for reynolds?

      • 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 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

    • Cankersly 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

        • 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

          • jdub220 5 years 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 5 years ago

      Your name says it all…SpecialEd

    • 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…

  16. padreshobo 5 years ago

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

  17. Beersy 5 years 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.

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

      • Beersy 5 years 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.

  18. BirdsRule 5 years 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 5 years 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

    • 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).

  21. baseballz 5 years ago

    Reynolds to the Jays ? Please no. We already can’t get on base as it is without adding a possible 200K guy. If were commited to going out and not getting good third baseman, i’d like to think we could add one much more cheaply. I’d rather trade for Alex Gordon or even Brandon Wood OR sign Andy Laroche, rather then trading for Reynolds.

  22. MiltonMan 5 years ago

    From the WTF? Department:

    WTF? The ONLY way this story has a ring of truth to it, is if the D’Backs are asking teams to take Reynolds as part of another BIGGER deal. He’s signed until 2012 for about $4.5 mill/per, and isn’t worth it.

    This hack AVERAGES 220 K’s a year, and can’t field a beach ball–34/19/18 are his respective (pardon the pun) error totals at 3B the past 3 years, so what’s the appeal?

    A guy the Jays just got rid of- Encarnacion- is cheaper, and-hard to conceive of this- a better fielder, so why would the Jays even bother??!!

    Make this a deal along the lines of Marcum+Lind+Wells for Upton+Reynolds, and that starts to make sense.

    • hahah the dbacks would never do your little reynolds and upton deal. your gonna have to add drabek and stewart as well then maybe that could get a deal done.

    • djfanon 5 years ago

      lol, the diamondbacks are going to package away upton and their albatross for lind (.712 OPS last year) , marcum (3.64 era/3.8 war) and our WAY BIGGER albatross? C’mon man, thats an embarrasing proposal…

      • calling reynolds an albatross is a bit much….

        • djfanon 5 years ago

          Miltonman appeared to suggest that he would be packaged into a deal to lose shed his salary, but yeah, 3/14.5 isn’t so bad.

      • MiltonMan 5 years ago

        Yeah- just wanted to point out that every team has its’ problems- didn’t want to see the Jays adding another one without divesting themselves of another……LOL

  23. please no jays.

  24. I don’t normally comment here, but due to all the ignorant and negative comments, i feel like i have to. i’ve watched Mark reynolds in (just about) every game he’s played since he debuted. I think a lot of people are underrating reynolds all because of a year where he was statistically unlucky. He had a .257 BABIP when in previous years it was at least .320 or greater. Next year that babip is going to correct it self, and you’re going to have someone closer to the .260/.349/.543 hitter of 2009 than the .198/.320/.433 hitter of 2010. As to his defense, despite the errors, he was slightly above average last year. Defense is the one area mark has been working on regularly.I personally don’t think the diamondbacks should sell this low on Reynolds. He’s far more valuable than last year suggested, and he’s entering his prime. Yeah, he strikes out a lot, but he’s still a valuable player. Even in his down year last year, he was worth 2.4 WAR according to fangraphs.

    • I agree with you, besides Mark was a hurry callup, when Tracy got injured, Mark jumped from AA to MLB, Mark has always been underrated, he was the back up 3B from Zimmerman on college.
      He improved his defense a lot, 2 years ago was awful at defense, now he is decent, plus he gives you power in middle of the lineup

  25. I don’t normally comment here, but due to all the ignorant and negative comments, i feel like i have to. i’ve watched Mark reynolds in (just about) every game he’s played since he debuted. I think a lot of people are underrating reynolds all because of a year where he was statistically unlucky. He had a .257 BABIP when in previous years it was at least .320 or greater. Next year that babip is going to correct it self, and you’re going to have someone closer to the .260/.349/.543 hitter of 2009 than the .198/.320/.433 hitter of 2010. As to his defense, despite the errors, he was slightly above average last year. Defense is the one area mark has been working on regularly.I personally don’t think the diamondbacks should sell this low on Reynolds. He’s far more valuable than last year suggested, and he’s entering his prime. Yeah, he strikes out a lot, but he’s still a valuable player. Even in his down year last year, he was worth 2.4 WAR according to fangraphs.

  26. kevinhua 5 years ago

    if reynolds is traded i would like him to go to orioles forget the padres i hate them

    AZ/Os: reynolds for david hernadez and a young pitcher like tillman or something along those lines

    • layziedes11 5 years ago

      Yeah, we’ll go with something along those lines…how about PTBNL? He seems like he would go well with DH. Otherwise, you’re crazy asking for those two for Reynolds.

  27. BlueJays45 5 years ago

    Everyone needs to stop taking this so seriously, they call it a RUMOR for a reason…and for everyone who says AA is dumb for looking into all these guys read this once or twice till it settles in. AA is a genius, if the trade does NOT benefit his team he will not pull the trigger. There’s no harm in asking what a GM wants for his player…

    • Something in the works if they are looking at AJ for C in Toronto? JP Arencibia might be the centrepiece to a Mark reynolds trade… since i doubt we want to give up Snider + to get Upton….

      • BlueJays45 5 years ago

        JPA is worth MUCH more than Reynolds, and honestly Snider’s worth is at par with Upton if you ask me, Snider’s only struggled because of fluke injuries.

  28. BlueJays45 5 years ago

    Everyone needs to stop taking this so seriously, they call it a RUMOR for a reason…and for everyone who says AA is dumb for looking into all these guys read this once or twice till it settles in. AA is a genius, if the trade does NOT benefit his team he will not pull the trigger. There’s no harm in asking what a GM wants for his player…

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