This offseason, the Yankees’ top priority was to re-sign Aaron Judge. They then turned to Carlos Rodon. Priority number three is acquiring an impact left fielder, with Bryan Reynolds being their top target.
The Yankees Next Choice is Bryan Reynolds
Over the weekend, NJ.Com’s Brendan Kuty reported that the Yankees are “hopeful” of landing Reynolds. The asking price has thus far been exorbitant, but it’s worth noting that the Yankees and Pirates have a history of doing business.
We all know Brian Cashman enjoys trading with specific teams, and the Pirates are one of them. From the beginning of the Winter Meetings, the Yankees have been in on Bryan Reynolds. However, things have been quiet, and the Pirates’ asking price is reportedly equal to what the Nationals received for Juan Soto.
I love Bryan Reynolds, but he’s not Juan Soto and the Pirates have no business asking for that. One thing I will say is that I guarantee the price will be reduced. Even so, there is no guarantee he will move.
The Yankees have been increasingly quiet in terms of their outfield pursuit, but I think you’re going to see them start to get aggressive.
To secure Reynolds, Cashman will have to make a deal that will harm the Yankees’ farm system. In the past, he hasn’t been willing to do so, but this offseason feels different.
I don’t know where negotiations with the Yankees and Pirates stand, but from talking to people who were at the Winter Meetings and reading the tea leaves, it’s clear that Reynolds is their man. Just a matter of whether the two sides can come together and make something happen.