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    Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Cash or a PTBNL.

    We've cornered the market on middle IF's...Bowden had his thing for 5 tool guys...guess Krivsky has it for up the middle defense.

    Kata was DFA.
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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Alright - another underachieving 2Bman!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2400878

    Indians send Phillips to Reds for cash or player

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Infielder Brandon Phillips, a one-time starter who never fulfilled expectations in Cleveland, was traded by the Indians on Friday to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named or cash.

    The clubs announced the deal shortly before the first pitch of the Indians' home opener against Minnesota.

    Phillips won the starting job in spring training and was at second base for the Indians on Opening Day in 2003. But he struggled and was sent back to the minor leagues at the All-Star break after batting just .210 -- the AL's lowest average among qualifying players -- in 88 games.

    The 24-year-old has spent most of the past two seasons at Triple-A Buffalo. He was a September call-up in each of the past two years, but batted just .129 (4-for-31) with one RBI.

    The Indians had run out of options on Phillips, who came over with Grady Sizemore and Cliff Lee in the six-player deal that sent Bartolo Colon to the Montreal Expos in June 2002.

    Phillips had a decent spring training this year, but he couldn't beat out Ramon Vazquez for the Indians' utility infield spot.

    He has always been a spectacular fielder, even after being moved from shortstop to second base. But Phillips' swing has been his downfall. While with Cleveland, he fell in love with hitting home runs and despite efforts by the Indians to make him a better contact hitter, he never became one.

    In 135 major league games, Phillips drew only 19 walks and struck out 92 times.

    To make room for Phillips, the Reds designated infielder Matt Kata for assignment. He was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on March 15.

    Phillips is expected to report to Cincinnati in time for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

    The teams have until June 15 to complete the deal.
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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    at least he's a young 'un
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    I don't get this. I thought the thread was a joke when I first looked at it. This just doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    This might drive Freel to Drink.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark
    This might drive Freel to Drink.
    I think it's going to be driving him to the Airport.
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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    I like it

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    I like it
    Could he be our Adolpho Phillips?

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Could he be our Adolpho Phillips?
    he hits like Don Kessinger

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Please oh please oh please let the PTBNL be Eric Milton.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    he hits like Don Kessinger
    Or Ken Hubbs?

    Let's hope he stays away from Private Planes

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan
    Please oh please oh please let the PTBNL be Eric Milton.
    Dan O doesn't work for Cleveland
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    I like it. Phillips has a great glove, good glove, and still has a little potential in that bat. He's not going to turn into Barry Larkin like some were predicting but I would rather him than Tony Womack.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    Let's see...now it'll be Phillips on Sundays, Freel on Mondays, followed by Womack on Tuesdays, Aurilia on Wednesdays, and...hey, wait! Who's going to play on those other days???
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    Re: Reds Acquire Brandon Phillips

    The PTBNL will probably be someone like David Shafer or Calvin Medlock- a guy who put up solid numbers last season that isn't widely ballyhooed as a prospect.


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