Found April 10, 2012 on RedLegFans:
Well, that was not the way I wanted the series to start vs. the Cardinals. Homer Bailey had no trouble getting the first two outs in the first and then tossed some slow pitch softball to the next few batters to the tune of 3 home runs and 4 runs total. He did settle down after that but with only three hits in the game, the Reds were not going to come charging back. Bill Bray made his first appearance of the season and Brandon Phillips left the game with a possible injury. On Phillips: . “I don’t think it’s too serious, but he probably won’t play tomorrow because you’ve got to get him well,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “That’s what you’re always guarded against, especially playing your first game in the kind of chilly air out there. It’s a thing you try to avoid. We’ve been good on leg injuries from Spring Training until now, except for Billy Bray’s groin. Other than that, we’ve had none. We just have to take caution and hope it won’t be too long.” Homer talks about what w

Homer Bailey is Easy to Like, but Hard to Love

Homer Bailey reminds me of one of those 1st round draft pick quarterbacks in the NFL who the fan base really likes as a person, but is simply playing out the string of their final year in the city. That’s how it is beginning to feel. Not to say it can’t work out still, because it can. But Bailey missed a golden opportunity last night to make a statement about his 2012 season...

Phillips' contract ensures he'll retire with Reds

CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips is a man never at a loss for words -- ask him for a drink of water and he gives you Niagara Falls. Brandon Phillips is a man who displays nothing but positive emotions with a smile as broad as the Caribbean Sea. Speechless? Tears? Doesn't happen in a decade of leap years when Brandon's in the house. That moment arrived Tuesday when Brandon...

Source: Reds lock up 2B Phillips

The Reds, locking up another of their core players, have reached agreement on a six-year, $72.5 million contract with second baseman Brandon Phillips, according to a major-league source. The deal will replace Phillips' current one-year, $12.5 million contract, and extend from 2012 to '17, the source said. The sixth guaranteed year was important to Phillips, who turns 31...

Phillips surprised to reach 1,000 hits with Reds

CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips slashed a solid single to center field off Miami's Carlos Zambrano and was startled when the Great American Ball Park crowd erupted. The fans kept roaring and stood applauding. A perplexed Phillips looked at first base coach Billy Hatcher and said, "What's that all about?" Said Hatcher, "Damned if I know." Phillips shook...

RLW Episode 05 – There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand

Another week, another Reds player signs a long term big money extension! This time its DatDude, aka Brandon Phillips for 6 more years and 72.5 million large! Also if you do subscribe and listen to us on iTunes we would certainly appreciate if you would leave a review! In this week’s show: Breaking down the Phillips deal Opening Day festivities Sunday’s Walk Off Magic Homer, Homer...

Reds sign Brandon Phillips to six-year $72.5 million contract extension

Brandon Phillips will be a Cincinnati Red for life. No, Cincinnati’s ownership group has not lost their minds. They’re simply doing what championship caliber organizations do day in and day out. And we applaud them for taking one of the most important steps there is to keeping the band together for a good long while. I often sat back and thought about what I was going to write...

The Reds Strike Again: The Phillips Extension

It has been a good week to be a second baseman. On the heels of Ian Kinsler‘s big extension with the Rangers, Brandon Phillips received a roughly similar six-year, $72.5 million deal from the Cincinnati Reds. Unlike Kinsler’s five-year contract, which begins after this season, Phillips’ new contract begins this year. Does this make sense for the team given the Reds current...

Guest Spot: MTD weighs in on the Phillips Extension

Walt Jocketty is 1/8 Mayan. Did you know that? I didn’t either until he started handing out massive contracts over the past week. With the end of the world looming later this year, the Reds general manager extended Joey Votto for 10 years and $225 million and came to a six-year agreement with Brandon Phillips on Tuesday. Six years and $72.5 million is an awful lot of time and...

Bailey struggles early, Reds topped by Cards

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Matt Holliday, David Freese and Yadier Molina homered during the St. Louis Cardinals' big first inning, and Jake Westbrook found his control after a rough start, beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Monday night. The defending World Series champions improved to 4-1 with an offense that hasn't missed Albert Pujols so far. Only 20 pitches into the game, Reds...

Brandon Phillips and Reds Agree to Long-Term Deal

The writing has been on the wall for a while now, the Cincinnati Reds are beginning to lock up their stars with long-term deals. The Reds first baseman and perennial MVP candidate, Joey Votto, agreed to a 12-year deal worth $251.5 million just last week. However, the aggressive Reds ownership didn’t stop there as they agreed to

Reds Invest in Brandon Phillips

Get used to the way the right side of the infield looks in Cincinnati. It’s going to stay that way for a while. Today, the Cincinnati Reds locked up fan-favorite and second baseman Brandon Phillips, solidifying the tandem of Phillips and Votto for several years to come. But the good news comes at a cost. Phillips’ 6-year/72.5 million dollar contract is no small price to pay...

Cozart plays important rookie role

By Scott Eddy Staff Writer When experts and fans discuss the chances of the Reds reclaiming the NL Central crown this season, names like Votto, Phillips, Cueto and Latos are often tossed around. The man who just might hold the key to the Reds’ fate this season, though, is a rookie. Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart has done nothing but impress during his...

The right side of the infield is set for some time

A week after locking up Joey Votto for the longest guaranteed contract in the majors.  The Reds and Brandon Phillips have agreed on a 6 year 72.5 million dollar deal. This 6 year extension will run through the 2017 season. This makes our poll on the right side of the page a little mute, but this is great news for the Reds. Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips are the current face of...

A healthy serving of quotes 'n notes

* “I tell my guys all the time don’t be that give-me-another-chance guy because you might not get another chance.” -Dusty Baker * “I feel like the Cardinals are the best team in the division because they won it all last year. They’re playing good baseball like they always do. I feel they’re the team to beat. I feel we’re going to give many teams a run for...
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