Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I may be in the minority, but I'd love to see if Phillips would accept a 2 year extension on top of the option. Maybe 3 years + option if the money is right. He may not do that, but worth a shot. I think it's going to be a long time before the Reds have a 2B in his place who will have similar production.
You can see a dynamic where the negotiation with BP focuses on a fourth year, maybe even a fifth.
Reds will want three years including next.
If Brandon will take next year plus two with an option-buyout in the fourth, I would strongly expect a deal.