Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I don't believe this for one second.
If Billy Hamilton (or any other cheap talent) had done this, would he be on the block? Doubt it. From a payroll standpoint, it makes sense. I can't argue against the fact that he is the least productive "expensive" guy on the club.
I'd put it this way. If Phillips had not behaved as he did, I don't think he's on the block.
A very young player like Hamilton is teachable.
But it's possible the Reds are just fed up with BP's behavior.
Which is not a personal comment on it, I have less problem with BP. I think he adds fire to the team in some ways. But I do think this ownership may be irritated by him.
Yes, if he had a .900 OPS they might feel differently, true.