Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I know Phillips is expensive, but he's one of the best 2B in the business.
We likely don't improve getting rid of Phillips.
Probably not and that's why i don't consider dealing him unless and adequate replacement (under club control for at least 2-3 years) is included the deal for Brandon or another made simmultaneously. In the end, i pick up the option (as I believe the Reds will). If by any chance, I can acquire a guy I like as a replacemtn and at the same time, get out from under that option so I can use the money for other purposes, I do it.
The is zero way that I don't pick up the option if i don't have a plan for 2B.