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Thread: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    They'd be foolish not to pick up the option for a year, at least. They can make a run at doing something in 2012 and then re-tool for 2013 -- possibly dealing Votto in the offseason.
    Agreed, the dearth of quality at the position factors in too. However I don't see another long term contract for him here if he wants to be "shown the money"

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    I love all the guys on the team right now and I love BP. I advocated signing Arroyo for a few more years, cause he just seems like he has the make-up to earn the big bucks for a few more years.

    In BP's case. Let's say he signs a 4 year extension past 2012 (I imagine at his age he wants at least that). He would be 35 at the end of that contract. Do I think I'll be looking at 35 year old Brandon Phillips and say to myself, "Man, he earned that 65 million dollars"? Sadly, I think the answer to that question is no. Pay the man his 12 million in 2012, and unless the price/years is absolutely right, be prepared to move on.

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    Ok so if BP does dip out during this off-season, who replaces him? Internally we don't have a set answer. I know Frazier only dabbled at second two years ago so that won't be the answer. Free agent wise, there isn't anything attractive that the Reds could afford. The only second baseman that may be available via trade would be Mark Ellis, Howie Kendrick and Michael Young.

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    Ok so if BP does dip out during this off-season, who replaces him? Internally we don't have a set answer. I know Frazier only dabbled at second two years ago so that won't be the answer. Free agent wise, there isn't anything attractive that the Reds could afford. The only second baseman that may be available via trade would be Mark Ellis, Howie Kendrick and Michael Young.
    Not sure I follow the dip out phrase , but I advocate excercising the 2012 option, which gives us 1.75 years from today to have an answer to that question, be it from internally or externally.

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Not sure I follow the dip out phrase , but I advocate excercising the 2012 option, which gives us 1.75 years from today to have an answer to that question, be it from internally or externally.
    haha. It means leave.

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    @datdudebp is about to be MLB Networks' Intentional Talk right now, so watch!

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    Wow, Brandon is very funny. I've never really listened to him talk. I was a fan before, but wow he's great.

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    Wow. BP called Volquez's dreads "black cheetos" hahah

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    Re: "Itís going to be hard to keep me here" - Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    When I originally read that, I really thought it was a misprint and they forgot "not". I still think that's the case.
    This is how I feel. Thought it was a misprint then, still think it is now.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.


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