Re: Reds Arbitration Players
Phillips would be crazy to sign a multiyear deal, unless it was pretty favorable (big payouts in the 3rd and 4th year).
The way the market is going, it's smart for a player to wait as long as possible before commiting. It seems as if every signing drives up the "comparables".
On the other hand, the Reds have to be a bit cautious with Phillilps as well. Felipe Lopez had a monster year with the bat and then disappeared. Both arrived with a reputation, but then blossomed with the Reds. So, from the Reds point of view, it's a risk as well to sign Phillips long term.
I see Phillps and Belisle signing one year deals.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!