Re: Phillips not thrilled about uncertain future
Originally Posted by mth123
The Reds offer should be a 3 year front loaded deal with a vesting option for year 4. Year 1, $13 Million, year 2 $11 Million, Year 3 $9 Million. Year 4 an option at $12 Million that vests with 500 PAs in year 3. If the option doesn't vest the buy out is $2 Million.
I'm not overly excited about the Reds 2B options until the Torreyes/Hamiton duo arrive. Like Cozart, I think Gregorious may have a chance, but the bat might play at SS and be too light for 2B. H-Rod looks to have a chance with the bat, but I've read too many questions about his defense. I'd sign Phillips to bridge until Torreyes takes over. I don't want to suffer the drop in defense that will come with his departure and to come close to replacing it will require a big drop on the offensive side.
Yep, 3 years with an option is what I was thinking as well although I'd make 2012 the 1st of those 3 years. But, I'd want it for a little less money. I think BP has said that it's not about the money. If that's true make him prove it.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."