I've seen a lot of discussion about this guy lately, and rightly so. He's having a really nice offensive year. He's as slick a fielder as the team has. He's still just 26 years old and could take a step forward offensively in 2008.
I've also seen some interesting counter-arguments. Many posters point to the number of outs he makes and to the fact that he's not really much of a run producer.
Here's what I'm wondering: is it time to trade Brandon Phillips?
For all of his good qualities, it looks like this is as high as his value will ever get. We have some capable replacements already on the team (Keppinger, Freel) and landing a good SP could really help this team next year. If Phillips keeps playing this way, he's going to price himself out of the team's range anyway, right?