Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal
Originally Posted by Chip R
So he'd be paid $16.25M that 5th year?
That sounds about right. I'm guessing he is simply covering himself in case he continues to have 30-30 seasons. If he is still considered a gold glover and has a couple more 30-30 seasons he can get a huge payday at the end of the contract. If he isn't worth 16 mill in 2012, the Reds are only on the hook for 27 mill.
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