This whole line of discussion is off base IMO. The Reds may be looking to move Phillips. If so, it's the reality that he'll be 33 in June, he and his bat both noticeably slowed in the second half, he's owed $50 Million over the next 4 years and will have 10 and 5 rights after 2014. The Reds may be re-thinking the decision to lock themselves into a declining and aging player for the next 4 seasons. Phillips will probably be productive enough in 2014 to earn his contract, but beyond that it's very realistic to foresee a player with a .650ish OPS, declining range and a remaining commitment around 33% higher than Eric Milton's entire contract or roughly the same as the last 4 seasons of Ken Griffey Jr's deal.
It would be irresponsible to do anything but consider moving him now while they still can. He's coming off of 100 RBIs and a gold glove, if some one will take the down years of his contract and allow the Reds to reallocate those funds (or even take on another poor contract with a lesser commitment) it's probably something they should think long and hard about. If they can get any return value while getting out from under, they should do it IMO.
All the stuff about his actions may have some emotions running high, but the decision to consider moving him would be no different if he was universally loved.