But I guess that the timing of the thread is what spurred my remark. It seems like the OP is responding to BP's off-the-field antics, assuming that they may have pushed some of us over the edge. Maybe I'm wrong, but that seems to be the spirit behind the post. And while I'm open to trading BP, his clash with C. Trent does not affect my opinion on the matter.
Votto the Cat has a full no trade claws..
I kill me.
Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
Reds fans will have a much better appreciation for BP once he's gone.....even in his 'declining' state.
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
i wonder what the reaction would be right now if Cozart, Frazier or Bruce had blown up like BP.
Players getting pissed off at reporters for calling them out when not doing well. As old as the game. What matters is the Reds, including BP, went out and destroyed the Cards and their best pitcher.
That should be the only thing being discussed today. If it wasn't for cameras everywhere, you wouldn't even know about the C Trent/BP blow up. And why should we? We live in a society full of babies, helicopter parents, political correctness, etc.
What a waste of time.
I would trade Joey Votto and Mat Latos in the same deal for the right return. Brandon Phillips isn't off limits, but I don't know that I would actively be trying to move him either.
I don't think Phillips contract is that bad. 4 more years after this one at an average of $11/12 million is fair value for an All-Star Gold Glover. He's slightly declining but still a very good player.
"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
After his bs yesterday, I would be very happy to see him go. Bring up Rodriquez and give him a shot. At least he will keep his mouth shut and play baseball.
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