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Thursday, January 16, 2014

MLB Notes: Mark Reynolds Considering Several Offers

By on 1/16/2014 09:15:00 AM

Free-agent infielder Mark Reynolds has received several offers and is expected to make a decision shortly.  Washington Nationals beat reporter provides some extra details.
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It appears by the statement that the Nationals are heavily involved and may be the favorites to land the 30-year-old slugger.  Last season, Reynolds split time between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees.  The right-handed hitter appeared in 135 games and slashed a .220/.306/.393 line with 21 homeruns.  He played first and third base last season, but did not grade out well defensively according to advanced metrics.  He performed better as a first baseman, however.

The veteran slugger has stayed healthy throughout most of his career, landing on the disabled list only once in seven seasons.  He has a career .233/.329/.464 slash line with 202 homeruns.  Mark Reynolds has been linked to several teams this off-season, including the Yankees, Nationals, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore Orioles.

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  1. Mark Reynolds is an interesting player to me. If you need someone with power but not much else, go for him.

    1. I think he can be a useful bench player. His poor 3b defense is probably the biggest issue. A lot of teams would live with a .320 OBP with 25 homers if he was solid defensively. It appears he is terrible, however.

    2. How much would you pay him for a bench role?

    3. If he gets a Major League deal, I imagine it ends up being between 1.2-2 mill. Can't say for sure. I guess about 2 mill sounds about right.

  2. Reynolds has great power but a tremendous amount of holes, as his .233 average indicates. Dave Kingman comes to mind.

  3. He is a feast or famine player, but when he gets hold of one, look out!