Re: Bold prediction: Brandon Phillips has played his last game as a Red
Phillips is owed the following:
2009: $4,75 mm
2010 $6,75 mm
2011: $11 mm
2012: $11 mm w $ 1mm buyout.
The "near" years look reasonable, but thereafter, not so much. Since you can't take only "part" of the contract, BP is only really tradeable now. If doesn't put up a stellar 2009 or 2010...he becomes a liability.
Walt Jocketty has had a revolving door of cheap 2B in Stlouis over the last decade. It worked.
I say trade him. 2B is hole that's not hard to fill.