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

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    If your employer said they didn't have money to spend and you see them grant a large contract to a coworker, wouldn't that rub you the wrong way? It was more about the principle, I think, than the actual amount.
    Agree that Phillips has the right to feel the way he does, but don't think he should have made a public stink about it. Not sure what that really accomplishes for him other than headaches.

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

    Someone on the front page mentioned Dan Uggla.

    That's quickly becoming one of the worst contracts in the history of baseball. It's amazing how many rallies that guy can kill over the course of 9 innings.

    We now return you to our regularly scheded soap opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Someone on the front page mentioned Dan Uggla.

    That's quickly becoming one of the worst contracts in the history of baseball. It's amazing how many rallies that guy can kill over the course of 9 innings.

    We now return you to our regularly scheded soap opera.
    Uggla and BJ Upton. The Braves may win the award for most lousey contracts. With those two stinking up the budget, have to wonder what happens when Freeman, Heyward and Justin Upton come due.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

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    Votto finds Phillips comments "refreshing." Says it "makes me like him even more." #reds @Cincienquirer

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    Joey Votto. A gentlemen among boys.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    Joey Votto. A gentlemen among boys.
    Yea, I honestly laughted when Phillips said <paraphrased> All Joey does is hit, catch the ball, and make money. I'm sure he meant that in a joking way not malicious. It's obvious that BP likes and respects Votto.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...zine-comments/

    His entire comment on the matter. Joey's the man.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Agree that Phillips has the right to feel the way he does, but don't think he should have made a public stink about it. Not sure what that really accomplishes for him other than headaches.
    Some people just prefer to be honest when asked about things. Don't really think he was "making a stink" as much as answering a question or series of questions truthfully.
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Fancy this.... Joey says exactly what I was saying earlier:

    “I haven’t read the article and I’d heard snippets of it, but from what I gathered, Brandon’s reaction was totally human. It’s a feeling I’ve felt before, it’s a feeling most people have felt before.

    “Brandon’s a teammate I’ve played with six, seven years now and I love playing with him. I really have an immense amount of respect for him. Those comments have nothing to do with me. It doesn’t change a single thing, it makes me like him more, to be honest with you. Not many players are very honest, usually they give catch phrases, similar to what I’m doing right now. He’s a refreshing guy because he is honest and he does tell people how he feels. You can tell how he feels in that given moment and that’s a great thing. It’s great playing with someone like that. Variety is the spice of life and I love playing with Brandon.”
    As I figured, this is a much bigger deal on RZ than it is in the clubhouse
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Fancy this.... Joey says exactly what I was saying earlier:



    As I figured, this is a much bigger deal on RZ than it is in the clubhouse
    Oddly enough, Phillips personal parking spot was moved to Kentucky shortly before Joey gave his interview. The Reds say it was a "clerical error" and it will be corrected as "soon as we can".
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    Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...

    Those comments have nothing to do with me. It doesn’t change a single thing, it makes me like him more, to be honest with you. Not many players are very honest, usually they give catch phrases, similar to what I’m doing right now. He’s a refreshing guy because he is honest and he does tell people how he feels
    I thought the bolded part was pretty funny.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, our Allstar brat?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/fe...spx?ID=2007148

    I am sure this will play well with his teammates.
    He still doesn't like the Cardinals -- I need nothing more from him.

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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...

    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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    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    I thought the bolded part was pretty funny.
    Is it possible that he's that smart and subtle that...

    Nahhhhhh.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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