Originally Posted by jojo
It's probably a certainty that the Reds pick up Phillips' option. Not because of his bat.... because of his glove.
I agree completely, but that is also why I wouldn't extend him. His value comes from his glove and he is going to be on the wrong side of 30 for his entire new contract that someone is going to give him. Pick up the option for 2012 and be searching for a replacement starting yesterday.