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Vottomatic
10-02-2010, 04:40 PM
Brandon's salary increases to approximately $11 million next season. Considering that the Reds are small market, will they keep him one more season or will they trade him and install Valaika at 2B?

More curious what people think while things are slow and we're waiting for the playoffs next week.

Stray
10-02-2010, 05:50 PM
I'd be shocked if it isn't Phillips

texasdave
10-02-2010, 05:51 PM
I'd be shocked if it isn't Phillips

+1

mattfeet
10-02-2010, 06:42 PM
+1

+2

DocRed
10-02-2010, 07:21 PM
I wouldn't be against trading Phillips per say, but if we do we better get something pretty damn good for him.

Old NDN
10-02-2010, 08:47 PM
Good topic. I've thought of this (possibile trade) also. I wondered after the dust-up with the Cards, if maybe the Reds may finally tire of his distractions. No doubt he is a productive player, offensively and defensively. Is he worth the hassle?

Eric the Red
10-02-2010, 08:59 PM
I wouldn't be against trading Phillips per say, but if we do we better get something pretty damn good for him.

Brandon is in the prime of his career, is arguably the best defensive 2nd baseman in all of baseball and puts together great stretches at the plate. I agree, he should bring very good value in return even with the 1 year and $11 mil left on his contract. I do not think he will be resigned following 2011 so trading him this offseason would benefit the organization long term. However, this team will be among the favorites in the NL next season and should have a fair shot at winning the World Series, so I just don't think he'll be dealt.

Kingspoint
10-02-2010, 09:33 PM
Chase Utley is clearly the best 2nd Baseman in all of baseball.

CrosleyField
10-02-2010, 09:33 PM
+3

redsfan_12
10-02-2010, 10:05 PM
Phillips

aldotcs
10-02-2010, 10:19 PM
I can't imagine they would trade BP simply for his comments about the Cards. Old news now, and if it was that big a deal, then he would have been gone already. I'm looking at you, Danny Graves.

BigPoppa
10-02-2010, 10:31 PM
BP

1990REDS
10-03-2010, 10:52 AM
Chase Utley is clearly the best 2nd Baseman in all of baseball.

Pedroia is pretty good when healthy as well.

Chris Sabowned
10-03-2010, 12:17 PM
Pedroia is pretty good when healthy as well.

Robinson Cano is the best 2nd baseman in the game today.

I hate the Yankees, but stats don't lie.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/canoro01.shtml

Natty Redlocks
10-03-2010, 12:39 PM
Phillips would be a perfect fit for the Cardinals. Just sayin'.

redsrolen
10-03-2010, 01:25 PM
Can we afford both Votto and Phillips? If we could get a prime starting pitcher, for BP would you trade? I don't know, just asking.:confused:

Krawhitham
10-03-2010, 04:12 PM
Trade Phillips and use the money to lock Joey up

Phillips stats were nothing special

100R 18HR 58RBI 16SB .276avg

Put me infront of Votto and I'll have 100 Runs too, now his glove work is special but it is not worth 11 million

he is a career .267 hitter and has hit .276 2 years running

757690
10-03-2010, 06:51 PM
According to Fangraphs, Phillips has been worth an average of $15.8M each year he's been a Red. This year, with his injury, he's been worth exactly that, $15.8.

There is no reason to think that he will not be worth around that next season, and if he does, he will provide at least $4M of excess value.

The Reds can easily afford him in next year's payroll (it is already around $10-13M under budget if it stays at last years level, more if they increase it) and he likely will provide excess value. Keeping him is pretty much a no brainer.

Vottomatic
10-12-2010, 09:54 PM
76% believe Brandon will be back next year. :eek: