Bottom line is the Pirates aren't in any hurry to be rid of Reynolds so it would most likely take a massive overpay to get them interested. Even if you want to make it purely about money and the Pirates unloading what will likely be their second biggest salary in 2022 (he's getting somewhere between $4.25M and $4.9M in arbitration), Verdugo as part of the return doesn't really give them much savings ($3.55M).Yes but finding a LF is a little easier than a RF suited for Fenway.
I understand trades need to make sense for both teams - and I must confess to start I really have no idea what Pittsburgh needs or wants so my putting together a scenario would be lacking right out of the gate. I said I would start with Verdugo as he's a fairly valuable player that would play right away for them in the outfield and then add from there to make it happen. I'm not married to any of our particular young players when it comes to going after a proven guy coming into his prime years at a need position and with control. I'm not saying break the bank but I am saying we should be aggressive for the right guy. Reynolds could be that guy. He's already what we hope many of our best prospects will be so it's worth pursuing from my view.