I didn't read the whole thread, so maybe this point was made already.
I could see the team losing out in the Cano sweepstakes (Dodgers/Yankees) be more than willing to take on Phillips contract. He'd be a bargin in retrospective to what Cano is going to cost, provides plus D and has a all around decent bat.
So yes. I would be very open to trading Phillips. Especially if it ment freeing up money and keeping Choo.