The Pittsburgh Pirates sure have fallen on hard times.
Ever since reaching the postseason three years straight from 2013-15, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for them.
And it isn’t about to get any easier for them.
They clearly are favorites to finish in the cellar of the NL Central, and it looks as if they might be saying goodbye to another star.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Pirates have spoken with the San Diego Padres about a trade for outfielder Bryan Reynolds.
The San Diego #Padres have engaged in trade talks this spring with the Pittsburgh #Pirates in an attempt to acquire All-Star outfielder Bryan Reynolds. The Padres have pitching depth, and young pitchers Chris Paddack and Ryan Weathers have been mentioned in discussions.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 31, 2022
The Pirates Are Clearly Tanking
Here is another team that is clearly tanking, with no hope of winning in 2022.
Reynolds may be on the move next.
The 27-year-old switch hitter hit .302 with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs in 2021.
The Padres have been in need of an outfielder since Tommy Pham departed, and their rotation already features Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Joe Musgrove, and Mike Clevinger, so this deal, if it happens would be a huge steal for them.
Pittsburgh, not so much.
Things aren’t getting any easier on the banks of the Allegheny.
There doesn’t appear to be any realistic hope for the future.
We’ll see if this trade ends up happening and how it will affect the Pirates in the future.