Brandon Phillips was rolling along, posting this line when he was hit on the hand in Pittsburgh - .296/.347/.481/.829. From the time he came back until the end of the season he put up these numbers - .241/.288/.349/.637.
Coincidence? Maybe. But I think that hand injury was more significant than was thought.
Everyone expected Brandon to 'grow old' sometime during his contract. Did he 'grow old' over the course of six days? Doubtful.
I expect Phillips to bounce back strongly in 2014. I'd like him to see him wearing the
Wishbone C on Opening Day.