Re: Phillips future with the Reds
The Reds have roughly 37 million coming off the books in Harang, Arroyo and Cordero
Rolen will make roughly the same for the next 2 years
If they sign Bruce to about a 5-6 year deal for around 35-40 million, and backload the last 2 years to be around 8-9 million
If they sign Votto for around 5 years for about 60 million
They can probably re-up Cueto for about 4 years at about 25 million, backloaded
In this scenerio by the time in 3 years when Bruce and Votto become more expensive, that's when Phillips is gone, as he hits 32 in his final season.
Plus, I absolutly believe if the Reds continue to contend attendance will shoot up, especially next year. I could see an extra 10 or so million for players.
I absolutly believe that is a fairly realistic scenerio.