NY Mets All-Star trade candidate Bryan Reynolds
Rising Apple’s Michael Calascione went deep into a potential trade for this Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star already so I advise you to look into what he had to say for further analysis.
But I have two cents, too.
Bryan Reynolds has had a rich man’s Oreo career thus far. In 2019, he hit .314 and finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting. Dreadful in 2020 with a .189 batting average, he has managed to turn his career around in 2021 with his first All-Star selection.
I call it a rich man’s Oreo because only the wealthy can afford a cookie with two cream fillings on the outside. Thought I might clarify.
Reynolds is an outfielder which might not entice every Mets fan. Given the struggles of Michael Conforto and the constant fear of another injury, Reynolds would probably arrive to New York as a part-time player.
The issue the Mets face is his actual availability. Nowhere near free agency and making pennies in the world of Major League Baseball, there’s no actual rush to trade Reynolds. A nice player to consider in the future or even in the offseason, the cost to add him this month is going to exceed what I believe the Flushing front office is willing to pay.