Originally Posted by REDREAD
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.
Lopez had one good year with the bat, but was a defensive liability.
Phillips has had two good years with the bat,and is a defensive plus player.