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

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    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 is a good idea. What have we got to lose in '09?
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

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    That is a good idea. What have we got to lose in '09?
    Don't you know we are this close to turning things around? That could really mess things up.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

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    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.
    I don't know about that, Phillips said last year that he'd love to play short.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I don't know about that, Phillips said last year that he'd love to play short.
    And how many games did he play at short this year? He keeps saying that but I've yet to see any evidence that he's willing to do it.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

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    And how many games did he play at short this year? He keeps saying that but I've yet to see any evidence that he's willing to do it.
    Hey remember that one game he played at SS in 2006?
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    And how many games did he play at short this year? He keeps saying that but I've yet to see any evidence that he's willing to do it.
    All it takes is for the manager to pencil his name into the lineup at SS. I'd say it's Baker who's not willing to do it. There is no evidence on Brandon's part other than what he's said in the press.

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

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    And how many games did he play at short this year? He keeps saying that but I've yet to see any evidence that he's willing to do it.
    I may be wrong, but I don't think it's been Brandon's hesitation to play short as much as management's hesitation to play him there.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I may be wrong, but I don't think it's been Brandon's hesitation to play short as much as management's hesitation to play him there.
    Perhaps he has privately made his feelings known about moving and they are reluctant to move him there. I'm just guessing just like folks guessed that Dunn refused to play 1st.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Perhaps he has privately made his feelings known about moving and they are reluctant to move him there. I'm just guessing just like folks guessed that Dunn refused to play 1st.
    And Adam Dunn is now the 1B for the Nats.

    Player X won't do Y speculations are almost always wrong. Plus, SS is a glamor position and Phillips grew up dreaming of being a big league SS.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

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    And Adam Dunn is now the 1B for the Nats.

    Player X won't do Y speculations are almost always wrong. Plus, SS is a glamor position and Phillips grew up dreaming of being a big league SS.

    True in both cases. But Brandon has that GG at 2nd and may be wary of a switch that puts him at a position that he may not be as good at.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    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.
    I take your point... but Hanley is actually at risk himself for being removed from the position, no? Word is he's no great shakes as a fielding SS.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    We could very well be looking at the 2010 Reds infield when the rosters expand:

    1B: Votto
    2B: Frazier
    3B: Rolen
    SS: Phillips
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    True in both cases. But Brandon has that GG at 2nd and may be wary of a switch that puts him at a position that he may not be as good at.
    On the flipside, Phillips may not get that 2012 picked up if he's a 2B (probably not). If he's hitting the way he hits as SS, then he might even get a contract extension.
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    Re: Per John Fays Twitter _Brandon would play SS if the reds want him too

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    We could very well be looking at the 2010 Reds infield when the rosters expand:

    1B: Votto
    2B: Frazier
    3B: Rolen
    SS: Phillips
    That's not too shabby.

    Now get a couple of outfielders.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    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.
    You realize Hanley Ramirez is pretty bad @ SS, right?


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