As MLB free agency gets underway, there are still trades that are looking to be made across the league.
One player that has just become available in the trade market is Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds.
Reynolds requested a trade from the Pirates on Saturday, and most outfield-needy teams should be calling.
The 27-year-old is a perennial all-star and one of the most underrated players in the MLB.
Here are two teams that should be calling about the Pirates’ star.
Toronto Blue Jays
One team that needs to be calling about Reynolds is the Toronto Blue Jays.
After a disappointing season for them in 2022, the Blue Jays have pressure to make a run this year.
But, after trading away outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, the Blue Jays need another outfield bat.
News: Pirates CF Bryan Reynolds requested a trade, source confirms @JMackeyPG report. #BlueJays, looking for a LH outfield bat, among teams with interest in the switch hitter. #SFGiants (if they don’t land Judge) and #Mets (if they don’t retain Nimmo) also fits. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 3, 2022
Reynolds would be a perfect addition to their roster.
Reynolds would be able to elevate his game with plenty of other good hitters around him in the Toronto lineup.
If the Bule Jays are serious about contending, this is a move they need to make.
The Miami Marlins are desperate for a star hitter.
They have not had an all-star caliber position player since Giancarlo Stanton in 2017.
It is time for them to make a splash move to acquire a big bat.
Reynolds would slot into the middle of the Marlins’ lineup and immediately become their best hitter.
Marlins have been and will be very interested in acquiring Bryan Reynolds. Pirates had previously shown no interest whatsoever in moving him. If this changes things, my expectation is Miami will pursue.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) December 3, 2022
Miami has the pitching in place to contend in the National League.
If the Marlins can start to develop a good group of hitters around their pitching staff, the rebuild may not take so long.
This is a big offseason for Miami as they look primed to make some big moves.