Re: BP - flash and substance
TC, I agree wholeheartedly.
I will say though, Phillips' highs and lows are pretty dramatic. His lows are pretty low, but his highs are very, very high.
As you mentioned, his numbers for the entire season that he's been plenty more good than bad. His OPS dictates he's only a moderate second basemen, but he has the ability to carry a team when he's hitting well and with his speed and energy, he brings so much to the team.