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.
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Never should have signed him to the deal they signed him to.
$12 mil a year for a 2B on the wrong side of 30 is a horrendous deal
I'm not seeking out teams to trade Phillips if I'm Walt...
Because with his age...contract...possible reputation around front offices...I don't think we could get equal value for what he is to the Reds/city/fans.
That said if the Dodgers can't afford Cano, but want to make a name splash for 2B, and come calling...I don't hang up till I hear what they would offer.
Dodgers get Brandon Phillips
Reds get Joc Pederson
Four painful years left on this contract and his below 100+ OPS is headed for a career low by 30-40 pts since joining the Reds in 2005. Baserunning and speed really seem to be diminishing at a shocking pace.
This is a bad contract and about to get really bad now that datdude is on the other side of 32.
I'd easily rather have Choo the next 4 seasons over BP.
Last edited by oregonred; 08-30-2013 at 02:39 AM.
No, I don't WANT to BP traded.
No, I really don't think he'll be dealt.
I'd be surprised if they did considering it wasn't that long ago that he got his extension and they value his defense too much. Besides, who would replace him?
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
By the way, include Fay, Doc, and Sheldon in that trade to the Cubs just to balance things out.
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I'd be open to trading Marty and Thom to the Padres for Dick Enberg and a minor league announcer. If they wouldn't do that deal, I'd make it irresistible by throwing in the Reds beat writer of their choice and a truckload of Christian Moerlein Hefeweizen.
2b is an odd position to fill. It seems like you can find anybody to play good defense and hit .700, but in reality you could be really sorry. Had the Reds kept Didi, maybe then. Or perhaps if Henry Rodriguez hadn't fallen completely flat, maybe then. Or maybe even if Billy Hamilton would be an option. But in reality there aren't any good replacement options in sight. For hypothetical sake:
Move Frazier to 2B. I am half serious.