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    Brandon Phillips, our Allstar brat?

    http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/fe...spx?ID=2007148

    I am sure this will play well with his teammates.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Brandon Phillips is the subject of a feature article in the upcoming issue of Cincinnati Magazine. It was a decent article, but there was a section of it that really rubbed me the wrong way:

    “I just feel like they didn’t have to sign Joey to that contract. He still had two more years on his,” says Phillips. “And for [the front office] to go out there and sign him before they sign me, and they knew I was going to be a free agent?” Phillips shakes his head. “I understand Joey’s a good player. He’s one of the best players in this game. But I feel like I am too. I told them that this is where I wanted to be. I begged them. I told everybody I want to finish my career here. And then they give someone a contract who didn’t ask for nothing?”

    With Phillips hoping to garner a deal in the range of the league’s highest paid second basemen, the numbers weren’t adding up. Rumors were beginning to swirl about Phillips being used as a trade asset later in the season. Quietly, the Reds front office offered him six years for $72.5 million. Phillips says that Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty and team owner Bob Castellini—chairman of Castellini Co., the billion-dollar national produce distributor—made clear it was all the team could offer. Phillips swallowed his pride and signed the deal, though he clearly hasn’t forgotten what he perceived as a slight.

    “To this day, I’m still hurt. Well, I don’t wanna say hurt. I’ll say scarred. I’m still scarred. It just sucks that it happened,” he says. “For [Castellini] to sign somebody for $200 million, there must be a new vegetable or fruit coming out that we don’t know about. For him to do something like that and tell me they didn’t have any more money, that’s a lie. But what can I do? I just feel like it was a slap in my face.”
    http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/fe...spx?ID=2007148

    I love Brandon Phillips. He's always been one of my favorite players because of his style of play, but it seems that his ego is coming out again. The Reds need to focus on playing good baseball right now, rather than be distracted by the drama these types of comments tend to stir up.

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    Every professional athlete has a gigantic ego, including Votto. This is a non story. If anything it makes BP look bad, but it has no effect on anything.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Every professional athlete has a gigantic ego, including Votto. This is a non story. If anything it makes BP look bad, but it has no effect on anything.
    I don't dispute that every athlete has an ego. My issue with this is that things like this don't need to be said. I'm of the opinion it's not going to be well-received by his teammates.

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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Every professional athlete has a gigantic ego, including Votto. This is a non story. If anything it makes BP look bad, but it has no effect on anything.
    How would you know if this does not affect anything in that clubhouse? Like it is a given that it will not.

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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    He can slap himself in the face with $72.5 million. If he's looking for sympathy he will never find it with the fans.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    He can slap himself in the face with $72.5 million. If he's looking for sympathy he will never find it with the fans.
    He did say it was a nice slap in in the face......
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    I'm pretty stunned by those comments. I just lost some respect for one of my favorite Reds. Really, you got a smaller contract than Votto? You don't say. When BP wins his own MVP award and is one of the best hitters in the game he can complain about Joey getting a bigger contract. Maybe he's been reading Doc in the local rag.

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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    He also had issues with Josh Hamilton when he was here...

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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    He also had issues with Josh Hamilton when he was here...
    .. and when he was asked about Adam Dunn after he was gone, his answer was "who he?"

    I remember thinking he was a jerk after that remark and thought he was clearly in the wrong during the Cards brawl fiasco. Since then, he's grown on me. I guess he's just kept it in check.

    I'm sure this will blow over and end up being nothing, but I think some people won't forget it.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Remember the old line about "Manny being Manny"? I regad this as "Brandon being Brandon." I doubt it winds up being a big deal.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Remember the old line about "Manny being Manny"? I regad this as "Brandon being Brandon." I doubt it winds up being a big deal.
    I think it further isolates him from his teammates that have to spend 4-5 more years putting up with his routine. Then again, maybe the honesty can finally start flowing and they fire back at him.

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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    He also had issues with Josh Hamilton when he was here...
    Let's face it, the sun doesn't shine bright enough to provide Phillips with the spotlight he craves.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    A lot of people had issues with Hamilton, in Texas and in Cincinnati.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    A lot of people had issues with Hamilton, in Texas and in Cincinnati.
    and probably on the west coast now
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