Originally Posted by cinreds21
Can y'all just enjoy the success he had this past season and just wait and see what happens? Damn.
Phipps is a great story, and I'm really happy for him. I remember saying the Reds should've cut bait a couple years ago. I really hope he proves me wrong, but I'm not all that optimistic.
That said, there's sometimes an assumption that a minor league player will see declined production once he hits the majors, but it's really not all that uncommon to see equal or improved production. Phipps might be one of those guys, and I can't wait to find out. Worst case scenario, the Reds have up to three years to work with him, and if they're ever shorthanded, at least they know they have an excellent defender. My money is on him having a career no better than Chris Dickerson's, but he has easily been worthy of a 40-man roster spot.