Originally Posted by 15fan
Reds are currently 12th of 16 in the NL with a team ERA of 4.67. Houston and St. Louis are 13th and 14th, with ERAs of 4.68 and 4.69, respectively.
Cincinnati bullpen is tied for 2nd with 15 blown saves this year.
If the Reds want another top flight young starting pitcher, or maybe a solid set up man and a closer with lights-out potential, they're going to have to give something up to get it.
I'm not suggesting the Reds give away Phillips. I like him too. But his value's just about as high as it's ever going to be.
So let's see what the market is.
I agree. It's the right strategy. You may not like the return offers, but I'd be shopping him hard, too.