Re: Paul Daugherty says Brandon Phillips is very available
I don't believe for a second that Brandon Phillips' personality has anything to do with the alleged willingness to trade him. Phillips has always been who he is. There's really no surprises with him. You know he's outspoken and emotional. Always been that way. Nothing changed. The Reds knew who he was last offseason when they signed him.
If they're going to trade him, it's more because of money. Even then, he's currently worth the money they're paying him. But at the same time, he probably won't be worth that money for too much longer so if you're doing to trade him, do it before his production suffers so much you can't find anyone to take it.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda