Originally Posted by bounty37h
Not much to go off on that-nothing new, Reds may have hard time paying him, he wants fair value, we have a prospect at 2'nd.
They'll probably have a hard time, but I can see the organization going after him hard. He's the most proven bat in the lineup after Votto, and is one of the best defensive players in the league. He's great for team chemistry as well. We don't really have a prospect at 2nd though (Valaika is currently little more than a AAAA player, and Hamilton has a long road ahead).
To me, resigning Phillips or picking up his option is the equivalent of making a major trade in the offseason, and would be a major win for us.