Rays Have Interest In Mark Reynolds

The Rays are "casting a wide net" when it comes to their search for a first baseman, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). According to Heyman, Mark Reynolds is one available power hitter who is receiving some interest from Tampa Bay.

Although free agents like Reynolds and James Loney remain possibilities for the Rays, Loney's current asking price may be too high for the club, and Reynolds is certainly no sure thing, having posted a career-worst .699 OPS in 2013.

Tampa Bay has also been linked to a handful of potential trade candidates within the last few days, including Logan Morrison, Ike Davis, and Mitch Moreland. And when GM Andrew Friedman spoke to reporters in Orlando on Monday, he suggested that the Rays were meeting more with other teams than with agents.


13 Responses to Rays Have Interest In Mark Reynolds Leave a Reply

  1. Chris Hager 2 years ago

    No thanks, Reynolds is like Carlos Pena, but right-handed…but without the good glove and humble personality.

    • fatdaddy 2 years ago

      my thoughts exactly. i really hope we don’t go this route.

      • Jeffy25 2 years ago

        But them watch Reynolds clobber 50 in Tampa on a one year deal.

        There’s magic at first in Tampa

  2. CHendershott 2 years ago

    Lobaton and a lottery ticket prospect to the White Sox for Dunn and $10M? What do u think, Rays fans?

    • blocker20 2 years ago

      Reynolds and Dunn do not fit at all into the type of hitter the Rays need at first base.

    • Joey 2 years ago

      If we can get Zunino and Smoak for Price straight up, I’d be the happiest fan ever. I wonder if the Mariners would consider that since they don’t want to include Walker?

      • fatdaddy 2 years ago

        so i’m guessing you are a Mariners fan as that is a terrible trade for the Rays.

        • Joey 2 years ago

          I’m a die hard Rays fan actually. Tell me 1 trade in the last 20 years where a team netted a major league catcher and 1b for a starting pitcher. I can’t think of any. Alonso and Grandal for Latos is close but Grandal was in AAA at the time of trade.

      • Jeffy25 2 years ago

        That’s all you’d want for price?

        Gonna need more, like a few pitchers…

        Zunino is a good piece to land though

        • Joey 2 years ago

          How much more should we get? A franchise catcher & golden spikes winner and a slick fielding first baseman on the cheap. Take a glance at Zunino’s college career. He has the potential to be one of the top catcher’s in the game.

    • Joey 2 years ago

      If we can get Zunino and Smoak for Price straight up, I’d be the happiest fan ever. I wonder if the Mariners would consider that since they don’t want to include Walker?

  3. InBuckweTrust 2 years ago

    Strike out machine

  4. Joey 2 years ago

    Mitch Moreland hit the longest home run I’ve ever seen at the Trop a couple years back. Not sure he’s a great fit for the Rays, but some guys really see the ball well in that stadium with the heavy green background.

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