Re: Paul Daugherty says Brandon Phillips is very available
Fangraphs lists BP as the 12th most valuable 2B in MLB last year (based on WAR).
The 3 above him: Walker, Scutaro, Kendrick
The 3 below him: Gyorko, Kinsler, Altuve
So it would appear that he is an average or maybe slightly above average 2B. I don't think his contract is that bad. I think he has value if the Reds want to make a trade.
It seems to me that the 3 guys the Reds could trade/would want to trade that could make a meaningful shakeup of the team would be...
2) Bailey. Not that the teams wants to trade him but because he seems to not want to stay a Red after 2014
3) Chapman because the team could go with a more new school rather than old school approach to the 9th inning
The other guys on the team either have minimal/zero/negative trade value or I see as keepers (Votto, Bruce, Cueto, Latos, Cingrani, etc)