Brandon Phillips sure can look awful at times. I know he's criticized for not taking a ton of walks. Heck, when he's not taking walks and he's in one of those funks, he sure can be frustrating.

But when he's hitting, this kid is one of the better second basemen in the entire league. He's got excellent bat speed, he really drives the bat head through the zone and he hits to all fields when he's at his best.

In the streak of recently criticized moves by Wayne Krivsky on this forum, let's not forget how great an acquisition Brandon Phillips has been.