MLB Rumors: Yankees Interested In Bryan Reynolds Trade; Marlins not open to moving Sandy Alcantara

The 2022 Winter Meetings begin Sunday in San Diego. Once the baseball world settles in, there will be four days of non-stop rumours, trades and free agent signings. Here’s the rumble of the hot oven on Sunday.

Yankees attack Reynolds

It was revealed on Saturday that outfielder Bryan Reynolds had requested a trade from the Pirates. On Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Yankees are “in” on Reynolds.

It’s unclear if the Yankees view Reynolds as a priority or as a back-up plan should Aaron Judge sign elsewhere. Either way, Reynolds is sure to continue to attract interest from New York and other clubs. Over the past two seasons, he has 136 OPS+ with 51 homers in 304 games.

Reynolds is under team control during the 2025 season.

Marlins do not trade Alcantara

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No surprise here, but the Marlins won’t trade reigning Trade NL Cy Young winner Sandy Alcantara. reports the New York Post. However, they will listen to almost everyone else. Righty Pablo López has featured frequently in trade rumors over the past 12 months and other hurlers such as Dylan Floro, Jesús Luzardo, Trevor Rogers and Tanner Scott will also attract interest.

López ranked fifth on our off-season trade candidate list and the Yankees and Marlins came to a close short of a deal with López and Gleyber Torres as the main players. Overall, the Marlins ranked 28th in runs and 24th in home runs last season. They have some pitching reserve and seem willing to use it to improve an offense that isn’t good enough to fight in its current lineup.

Cubs are interested in Kluber and Carpenter

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According to The Athletic, the Cubs are interested in Corey Kluber and slugger Matt Carpenter. Kluber played with Cubs catcher Yan Gomes in Cleveland and the two are said to be close friends. Carpenter, a longtime nemesis of the rival Cardinals, rekindled his momentum last offseason and enjoyed a resurgence with the Yankees in 2022 before a foul ball broke his foot.

Our RJ Anderson didn’t count Carpenter or Kluber among his top 50 free agentsalthough He noted that Carpenter’s revival is backed by strong underlying data. Kluber, who turned 37 in April, and Carpenter, who just turned 37 last month, are both reviewing one-year deals. They’re reasonable veteran goals for a Cubs team with needs up and down the roster. They should complement each other rather than Chicago’s big strikes this offseason.

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