Found March 19, 2012 on RedLegFans:
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  I want to start out by saying I love Brandon Phillips, who doesn’t, but the Reds will not sign BP to a long term deal for the money Brandon wants, and this is one of the rare cases that both sides are right. Brandon is looking to get around 15 million a year and I say to a team with a higher payroll he would be a great addition to their club. The Reds just can’t commit that much money to a second basemen, especially with the depth we have in the minors with middle infielders and the needs we have at other positions. We have Billy Hamilton and DiDi Gregorius ready to step up and I think combining them with Cozart would make an excellent middle of the infield. Plus you have the idea that Nick brought up on the podcast about Todd Frazier moving to second, while I don’t agree with it (I think he’s our 3B after Rolen leaves) it is an idea that I could see the Reds trying. If you look at the pitchers who will be free agents next year who will more than likely make less than 15 million t...
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