I just think you've gone all hyperbole on how difficult it will be to replace the shoes of 2013 Brandon Phillips...
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Everyone is on board for Bailey for Profar. Except the Texas Rangers that is. If Profar goes, I'd expect David Price or Guancarlo Stanton is headed Texas' way. Otherwise they'll keep him.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
"If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade
I expect once BP's gone, more tales will dribble out to explain why the Reds felt he had to go. It would be counterproductive for those to be revealed yet, since they serve to further depress an already limited trade market for the guy.
And I don't believe the Reds intend to dump him at "any cost." They could just release him if they felt it was time to cut bait and they wanted to send a message to the rest of MLB not to bother with him. That zero-return transaction would be the ultimate cost.
Last edited by Unassisted; 10-22-2013 at 11:09 AM.
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No. Before y'all get hot and bothered about getting rid of Phillips, watch this http://youtu.be/QVFICer-5h0 and remember that getting an opposing player out defensively is equivalent to avoiding an out as a hitter. Philips dies a heck of a lot of the former without even discussing the latter. He busted in on Dusty's presser because he knew he could get away with it, and that was partially Dusty's problem...
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Phillips is overrated and overvalued, especially now that he has a 100+ RBI season.
of course, i'd trade Latos, Bailey, and/or Hamilton if the deal was right. designating 'untouchable' players (and meaning it) in most situations is a sign of ineptitude.
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