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    Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/...s_cin&c_id=cin

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    "Seeing what the Reds are doing and passing out this money or whatever, it's not all about the money. I just want to be treated fairly. I don't want to be like [Alfonso] Soriano or Jayson Werth and all those guys, I want to be in the category of second base, you just put me in the middle of those guys and just pay me for what you think I should be paid between those guys, then I will be OK. I'm not trying to break the bank. I'm just happy to play the game and play for the Reds."


    New article up on Phillips and how he views his future with the Reds (and his Tweeting habit, lol). I think you've got to sign this guy for another 3-4 years. Furthermore, he's apparently not interested in 'Breaking the bank' and just wants to be paid fairly. He's an outstanding 2B, good offensive producer, outstanding with the fans, etc. I know some of you are tired of him, but I think he's great for the team, and Cincinnati.

    Without further ado, what are your thoughts? Extension or let him walk? For me, I say offer a 4yr/36mil w/ 4mil signing bonus spread over term of contract.
    Phillips: or :thumbdown ?

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    For the most part, I like BP. I hope he means it when he talks about being reasonable.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    I just don't know how Chris Carpenter would explain a BP extension to his son, though.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    You do not let him walk, you trade him


    He is going to be nothing but a distraction, he wants to be the 'Ocho' of baseball.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    You do not let him walk, you trade him


    He is going to be nothing but a distraction, he wants to be the 'Ocho' of baseball.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    A four-year contract wouldn't be bad. He deserves some money for what he does. I'd like to see an extension. Phillips is a good, quality 2nd baseman that any team would be happy to have.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    His injury really hurt his final numbers. I wouldn't mind extending BPhil for 3 or 4 years. If Reds fans turn out to see a winning team it should be doable.
    Last edited by texasdave; 02-20-2011 at 08:44 PM.
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    Sign him....Sign him.....Sign him

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    You do not let him walk, you trade him


    He is going to be nothing but a distraction, he wants to be the 'Ocho' of baseball.
    http://atmlb.com/fd53ZR
    Yea, so far in his first 5 seasons as a Red he's acted EXACTLY like Ocho. Get outta here.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    There's no way BP could be like Ocho. BP has delivered. Ocho is all mouth.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    Quote Originally Posted by aldotcs View Post
    There's no way BP could be like Ocho. BP has delivered. Ocho is all mouth.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    This team needs to win before Votto likely leaves. BP is a big part of that chance to win.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    I am not sure the Reds can afford an extension. That being said, I would really hate seeing him on another NL central team. Although he seems to have ruled out STL...

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    Quote Originally Posted by aldotcs View Post
    There's no way BP could be like Ocho. BP has delivered. Ocho is all mouth.
    In fairness, Ocho is past his prime but was more of a star on the field than BP has been in my opinion. That being said, i'm very sick of Ocho and think he's past his prime and nothing but a distraction, but he did produce on the field earlier in his career at a high level.
    I wouldn't be against an extension for Phillips if it can be afforded, but I think everything needs to revolve mainly around beng able to lock up Joey Votto.
    Last edited by mroby85; 02-20-2011 at 11:34 PM.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips - Extension or Walk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    You do not let him walk, you trade him

    Exactly. We talked about this 3 years ago, that this (the next 18 months) would be the time period for getting the most out of him. We'll have his replacement ready.


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