Pirates Rid Themselves Of Lowly Honor After Actually Spending Money On A Star Player

Bryan Reynolds runs onto the field for the Pirates.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates’ surprising season just got even better. The team announced that it’s come to an agreement with star outfielder Bryan Reynolds.

News of the deal is making its way around social media, and many of the organization’s supporters are over the moon.

Reynolds has been in an ongoing contract negotiation with Pittsburgh for the last two seasons. Many Pirates fans became irate at the start of last year as rumors began to swirl about the possibility of the team shopping Reynolds around.

His long-term status with the organization was no clearer upon entering this season, as he was heard talking about the uncertainty in spring training.

“Just a difference of opinion on what we view my worth as a player to be,” Reynolds said about negotiations. “Nothing’s really changed on that front.”

It appears the two sides have come to an agreement on his value as he’s landed an eight-year extension worth more than $106 million.

That deal is the largest in team history as they’ve now been released of the embarrassing honor of being one of just four teams to never have signed a $100 million player. 

Now, that club consists of the A’s, Royals, and White Sox.

Fans were quick to comment on the deal, posting replies on social media.

The news comes on the heels of the team’s previous “largest contract ever” after the Pirates signed Ke’Bryan Hayes to an eight-year, $70 million deal last season.

The young talent has been paying dividends this year as the Pirates find themselves in the midst of a surprising season. Pittsburgh has gotten off to a 16-7 start and they find themselves on a seven-game winning streak.

Dare I say, the rich get richer with this latest deal…?

That might be a stretch, but things are certainly looking up in the Steel City.