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    The excellence of Brandon Phillips

    Shades of Eric Davis taking Dave Stewart deep from Phillips tonight. And then the diving save behind Votto. And then the big two out hit in the ninth.

    I think that deserves a song.

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    And his baserunning of avoiding the double play was an incredible play too. He was money tonight.
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    I was just thinking about the ED reference myself when looking back on the Phillips homer. Cueto goes down, we're feeling pretty uneasy and then Phillips takes Cain deep to give the Reds a lead they'd never surrender the rest of the game.

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    One of the most underrated players in baseball IMO, seeing as most (ie: non-Reds fans, and even some Reds fans) focus far more on issues involving his personality instead of production and skills.
    "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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    I mentioned in the game thread.....a great night for a national television audience to see BP perform in the way that we always get to see him.

    And a great post game interview, very classy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    One of the most underrated players in baseball IMO, seeing as most (ie: non-Reds fans, and even some Reds fans) focus far more on issues involving his personality instead of production and skills.
    What's wrong with his personality? He's extremely personable and ALWAYS smiling.
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    He's the best player on our team, even with a healthy Joey Votto. Brandon is the best all around player. Defense, offense, showing up big in big time games.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Twitter went nuts after his Matrix move to avoid the tag (other team's players were totally geeking out over it ) and I loved it too! What a great night for Brandon!
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    Re: The excellence of Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone View Post
    What's wrong with his personality? He's extremely personable and ALWAYS smiling.
    I'm completely with you. But I'm sure you have seen or heard the comments. "Arrogant", "thug", "punk", "liar", "race-baiter" and on a lesser level "show off", "hot dog", etc. Perhaps I should have been more clear and said 'perceived' personality.
    "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: The excellence of Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    One of the most underrated players in baseball IMO, seeing as most (ie: non-Reds fans, and even some Reds fans) focus far more on issues involving his personality instead of production and skills.
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    Re: The excellence of Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I'm completely with you. But I'm sure you have seen or heard the comments. "Arrogant", "thug", "punk", "liar", "race-baiter" and on a lesser level "show off", "hot dog", etc. Perhaps I should have been more clear and said 'perceived' personality.
    Yes, I have to defend him continually to my baseball buddies. That's the perception of many non-Reds fans, and obviously....completely wrong.
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    Re: The excellence of Brandon Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    He's the best player on our team, even with a healthy Joey Votto. Brandon is the best all around player. Defense, offense, showing up big in big time games.
    Disagree. A healthy Votto is a GG 1B with a 1.05 OPS. Brandon is super good, but Joey is a truly elite all-around player.

    That said, great night tonight by BP. Very glad to see him shine on a big stage.
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    Re: The excellence of Brandon Phillips

    I don't see the point in direct comparisons, but Phillips should leave here being the best franchise player since Larkin. It's a privilege to watch him play, possibly the most entertaining player in the game for years now. He loves the attention and pressure, thrives on it. He carried that team tonight like Eric Davis.

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    An incredible trade by Krivsky when you think about what was given up. The thing that I admire the most about Phillips is that since the very beginning, he's always wanted to be with the Reds. He's continued echoing that, even when the team was bad. Truly loyal to Cincinnati.

    Oh yeah, and he's been a very good player. Outside of his first year in Cincinnati, he's averaged around 4 wins every season since.

    I was for the extension, though I wasn't sure about that last year, but you know what, if Phillips continues playing the way he has, it will easily be worth it.

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    Tremendous game for Brandon. Bruce wasn't too bad either.
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