Pirates Fans Are PISSED That The Team Is Discussing Trading Star OF Bryan Reynolds

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  • Pittsburgh is discussing trading away outfielder Bryan Reynolds
  • Pirates fans aren’t happy about the idea of losing another star player
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If you’re a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, the upcoming scenario is all too familiar.

The team is discussing trading away its best player just a week prior to Opening Day. Reports surfaced Thursday that Pirates’ ownership was speaking with the Padres about the possibility of dealing star outfielder Bryan Reynolds to the West Coast.

A pair of young San Diego pitchers are involved in the trade discussions, too, but for Pittsburgh fans, it won’t make up for giving up on one of the team’s stars once again. Other teams are reportedly reaching out, too.

The list goes on with the talent that Pittsburgh has traded away, only to watch players thrive in new homes. Gerrit Cole, Tyler Glasnow, Josh Bell, Austin Meadows, Jameson Taillon, Starling Marte, and Andrew McCutchen all make the list, and that’s just dating back the last five seasons.

You could go back and look at players like Brian Giles, Jason Bay, and Aramis Ramirez, too, as stars being traded in their primes.

It typically comes down to the wallet, and the stinginess shown by owner Bob Nutting. The Pirates always seem to be on the hunt for young talent, but as soon as that talent develops, they’re dealt to the highest bidder.

It’s not surprising that the organization has made the playoffs just three times in the last 30 years.

With rumors swirling surrounding a Bryan Reynolds trade, Nutting is taking some heat on social media.

Fans React To Bryan Reynolds Trade Rumors

Reynolds has spent just three big league seasons in Pittsburgh. He was a Rookie of the Year candidate in 2019. Last year, he landed his first All-Star honor.

For his young career, the switch-hitting outfielder is batting .290 with 47 homers and 139 extra base hits. In 2021, Reynolds led the league in triples while recording career bests in home runs, runs batted in, and total bases.

He’s arguably the best player on the team.

With yet another young star possibly on the chopping block, Pittsburgh fans are voicing frustration with Pirates ownership.

Pirates fans will hope to hold on to their star player with the opener quickly approaching. If not, you can plan on another long season in Pittsburgh.