The Pittsburgh Pirates made a key move on Tuesday, extending star outfielder Bryan Reynolds.
The new deal is for eight years and is worth $106.75 million.
It also will last through the 2030 season, and does include a club option for 2031.
Most Pirates fans are pleased with the fact that Reynolds will likely be staying in Pittsburgh for the next eight seasons.
Reynolds had previously requested a trade from the Pirates after they had lost 100 games in 2022.
However, there are some that aren’t exactly thrilled with the move.
On Twitter, one Pirates fan commented on the extension and discussed why he thought the move wasn’t the best course of action.
I wasn't a huge fan of extending Bryan Reynolds, primarily because there was no need. #Pirates had 3 more yrs of control & he'll be 31 when free agency would have hit. But this deal works for everyone & generates a ton of goodwill. Kudos all around. Now go beat the #Dodgers.
— David Todd (@DTonPirates) April 25, 2023
This fan stated his opinion on the matter, saying that there really wasn’t any need for the Pirates to extend Reynolds given that he still had three years of team control left, and that by the time his free agency would have hit, he would have been 31 years old.
However, this fan is not complaining about the fact that Reynolds is staying put, and noted that it works out everybody involved and generates goodwill all around.
The Pirates have performed surprisingly well to start the 2023 season.
They lead the NL Central by a game over the Milwaukee Brewers and own a record of 16-7, which is the best in the National League.
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