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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I'm guessing 4 & 30. I sure hope he learns to take a walk and to hit righties...
    I wouldn't hold your breath.

    I know I'm not holding mine.



    He might eventually hit righties better through scouting and things like that, but not even Homer Bailey could walk Brandon Phillips.

    Go earn that coin BP. Earn that coin.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan View Post
    Well, it is good to have the leader of the team under contract for a few years.
    They signed Dunn to a LTC?

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Good news.

    And the elephant that is Adam Dunn hovers more massively by the second.
    Great. Another reason for people to hate Adam Dunn.

    You just called him fat.

    Good job VP, good job.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Second baseman Brandon Phillips has agreed to a $27 million, four-year deal, settling the Cincinnati Reds’ final arbitration case.
    The 26-year-old infielder had a breakout season last year, when he joined Alfonso Soriano as the only second basemen in major league history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases.
    Agents Sam and Seth Levinson negotiated the deal for Phillips, who wants to stay with the team that gave him a second chance by getting him from Cleveland in a trade. Phillips had asked for $4.2 million in arbitration, and the Reds had offered $2.7 million.
    The new contract includes a club option for a fifth season. If Phillips is traded, it becomes a mutual option that would bring the total value of the contract to $43.25 million.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

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    CINCINNATI (AP) — Second baseman Brandon Phillips has agreed to a $27 million, four-year deal, settling the Cincinnati Reds’ final arbitration case.
    The 26-year-old infielder had a breakout season last year, when he joined Alfonso Soriano as the only second basemen in major league history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases.
    Agents Sam and Seth Levinson negotiated the deal for Phillips, who wants to stay with the team that gave him a second chance by getting him from Cleveland in a trade. Phillips had asked for $4.2 million in arbitration, and the Reds had offered $2.7 million.
    The new contract includes a club option for a fifth season. If Phillips is traded, it becomes a mutual option that would bring the total value of the contract to $43.25 million.
    4 years 27 million is a STEAL!
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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainspark View Post
    The new contract includes a club option for a fifth season. If Phillips is traded, it becomes a mutual option that would bring the total value of the contract to $43.25 million.

    So he'd be paid $16.25M that 5th year?
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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    That's a great deal!

    It is becoming more and more clear that the window for this team to win a championship will be 2009-2011.
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    So he'd be paid $16.25M that 5th year?
    That sounds about right. I'm guessing he is simply covering himself in case he continues to have 30-30 seasons. If he is still considered a gold glover and has a couple more 30-30 seasons he can get a huge payday at the end of the contract. If he isn't worth 16 mill in 2012, the Reds are only on the hook for 27 mill.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Congrats Brandon, welcome to the 'you're paid big bucks so you best never fail' club..say hello to JR and Dunn
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Good deal for both sides.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    From mlbtraderumors.com -- an interest comment.

    The question is, what is the projected amount of savings the Reds are getting here? Chase Utley signed his extension in January of '07. For his fourth through seventh years in the bigs he'll get $38MM, plus a $2MM signing bonus. Robinson Cano will make $39MM for the same slice of his career if his 2012 option is exercised. Viewed that way, the Phillips deal seems solid.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Good job, Reds.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Good for BP. Seems to me he's gone the extra yard for the organization time after time after time. Glad that's been recognized.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    That's a pretty excellent contract. Hard to be upset when it's under $30 mil for 4 years. If there is one thing Wayne is great at, it is definitely contracts.
    Last edited by fearofpopvol1; 02-15-2008 at 03:52 PM.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips, Now Really "The Franchise", Signs Long-Term deal

    Brandon Phillips is what's right about the Reds. I'm glad to have a man on this team that has said publicly many times that he wants to stay in Cincinnati as a Red for his entire career. BP has backed that talk up today!!!
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