Like Cedric Mullins, trading for Bryan Reynolds would take a lot out of the Phillies.
The 26-year-old has been stellar in his first two full seasons in the Majors, hitting over .300 in 2019 and 2021. In his most recent season, Reynolds had 169 hits in 159 games, including 35 doubles and 24 home runs. He also led MLB with eight triples.
Reynolds has improved year-over-year in home-run, strikeout, and walk rates, so there’s no reason to believe he can’t continue to excel.
Of course, the Pirates very well could turn down all trade offers and continue building around Reynolds instead.
But, if they are interested, then the question turns to the Phillies. Will they be willing to give as good as they’d get?