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Bryan Reynolds was characteristically as succinct as he was honest when asked to evaluate his performance during this almost-completed 2020 season.
“I think I played decent defense,” the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder said, “and my offense was terrible.”
It’s difficult to dispute Reynolds’ latter self-assessment, brutal as it was. Reynolds was hitting .180 heading into what would be the 50th game he’s played this season on Monday night. But as a player who’d never hit under .300 over a full season at any level – high school, college, minors, majors – the offense is expected to return.
But what about Reynolds’ defense? He’ll be a three-year veteran by 2021, and might he be at the (literal) center of it all for the Pirates when he does?
Reynolds sure hopes