Phillips and the Reds grabbed the top spot in the NL
It's no small secret that Dusty Baker has one of baseball's best infields at his disposal. It has been that way for several years now thanks to the likes of Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Scott Rolen and others who have manned the dirt at GABP along the way.
With that in mind, the fact that Buster Olney dubbed Cincy's infielding unit as the third-best in MLB, and tops in the National League, shouldn't come as a surprise.
Here is what the ESPN baseball guru had to say about his ranking of the Reds:
If Texas has the best left side in baseball, the Reds probably have the best right side, with Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, who both excel offensively and defensively. Votto will presumably go into this season fully recovered from the multiple rounds of knee surgery he had last year, and with Shin-Soo Choo joining the Reds, Phillips figures to slide into the No. 2 spot in the Cincinnati lineup. Dusty...