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    Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    its on mlbtraderumours, from John Fays Twitter..

    Brandon Phillips would consider playing short if the Reds want him to, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.


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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Brandon Phillips is up for a move to shortstop.

    "I'll do whatever the Reds want me to do," he said. "I'll play outfield, shortstop."

    Phillips came up as shortstop. He won the Gold Glove at second base last year.

    The reason it's being discussed is shortstop Alex Gonzalez's contract is up. The Reds hold an option that they almost surely will not pick up. The Reds have been playing Todd Frazier, their No. 2 prospect, at second base lately. Frazier's move there was unrelated to Phillips, Walt Jocketty said. But even if the Reds decide to go the free agent route, a free agent second baseman would be less expensive than a shortstop. And the shortstop free agent class for 2010 is weak.

    "No one's said anything to me," Phillips said. "But I'll do whatever makes the team better."

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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    As good a bat as Phillips has, why does this have Pokey Reese written all over it?
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Phillips said. "But I'll do whatever makes the team better."
    I have some ideas for him; but it would probably involve a Grand Jury indictment and jail time. :
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

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    I have some ideas for him; but it would probably involve a Grand Jury indictment and jail time. :
    You want him to play for the Bengals?
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    As good a bat as Phillips has, why does this have Pokey Reese written all over it?
    I doubt it would be that bad but this is a few years too late, reeks of a fear of repeaing the AGon mistake.

    My guess is Walt will go find a real SS and see if Frazier can eventully make Phillips trade bait.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I have some ideas for him; but it would probably involve a Grand Jury indictment and jail time. :
    I am not sure we are on the same wave length, but if your idea involves making a certain CF "disappear", I think if the jury had just one Reds fan, they would never convict.

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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    BP at SS would be pretty great. It's more than a bit easier to find a 2B who can hit and field than the same for a shortstop.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    I am not sure we are on the same wave length, but if your idea involves making a certain CF "disappear", I think if the jury had just one Reds fan, they would never convict.

    (just kidding for anyone offended)
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    With Rolen and his best-in-generation glove over at 3B, the Reds would be foolish not to give Phillips a long look at SS for the rest of this season. The team is never going to have a better left side complement than it does right now.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    I doubt it would be that bad but this is a few years too late, reeks of a fear of repeaing the AGon mistake.

    My guess is Walt will go find a real SS and see if Frazier can eventully make Phillips trade bait.
    Pokey Reese? I dunno about that. At least Brandon will hit well enough to stay on the team (or on someone else's team) if the experiment doesn't work. Actually, I would expect the Reds to try all of their options over the coming months--by moving Frazier to 2B, trying BP at SS and, if those two things don't work, looking for outside help at one or both positions.

    Also, not sure about Valaika and Cozart, but you have to think their names will come up at some point in the discussion as well.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    6 seasons playing SS in the minors, Brandon had 148 errors in 572 games for a .949 fielding %
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    With Rolen and his best-in-generation glove over at 3B, the Reds would be foolish not to give Phillips a long look at SS for the rest of this season. The team is never going to have a better left side complement than it does right now.
    That's exactly right.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Yeah, but what would we do with Gonzo in the meantime?

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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    If they do move Phillips to SS it's not like they are going to have Jeff Keppinger out there. He may not be Hanley Ramirez out there but he's not going to suck. If Brandon is sincere about this I'm all for it. But I get the feeling that his statement was for public consumption and he doesn't want to switch.
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