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Here are some quick notes on the Cincinnati Reds, who are off to a 3-4 start to the season.
* It was great to see the team sign Brandon Phillips to a 5-year, $60 million extension (6-years, $72.5 million counting the $12.5 million Phillips is making this year) right on the heels of the huge Joey Votto deal. I honestly thought the team would let Phillips walk after this season, but I’m glad they worked out a deal for one of the game’s elite second basemen. Definitely market value for Phillips; maybe a tad under in fact.
The 30-year-old Phillips is now signed through the 2017 season. Sure, his production is bound to decline the last couple years of the contract, but I still think he’ll be an All-Star caliber player for the majority of the deal. Another aggressive and bold move from owner Bob Castellini. It sure is refreshing to have an owner that values winning more than he does lining his pockets. Castellini is plenty rich; he just wants to win. (Wouldn’t it be nice if Mike Brown h...
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"I don't think it's a terrible deal for the Reds. Phillips is a good player who's durable and a fan favorite with a big personality. It does create an impetus to win now, before the Votto and Phillips deals potentially become a financial albatross. Hey, if they win now or next year, they can worry about 2016 in 2016." -David Schoenfield of ESPN.com's...
We know some athletes use Twitter as a medium for connecting with their fans, while others use it to post nonsense and share their ridiculous thoughts with the world. However, I can’t ever remember hearing an athlete credit Twitter for their success on the field. If anything, you would think it would be a distraction. That is not the case for Brandon Phillips, who claims being...
Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.com recently penned a good read about "the personal nature of a player-glove relationship". And one of the players he highlighted in the piece was none other than Gold Glove second basemen Brandon Phillips. Here's the excerpt regarding BP in case you don't have the time to read the full article:
The first week of the baseball season is...
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!
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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...
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...
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about the extensions that the Reds have handed out over the last two weeks to Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto that locks them each up for the next 6 years (and Votto for even longer). That clearly is going to have an effect on how the prospects within the Reds system are handled. I will take a look at players on an individual...
With Brandon Phillips in a Reds uniform until 2016, the club has a few questions
concerning some talented kids down on the farm. The toughest of those questions involve infielders who will soon be knocking on the Reds
door. The process of figuring out what you do with your minor league talent is one that every major
league club goes through every year, and the...
Small market or not, Cincinnati has been reaching deep into their pocket to keep their stars in a Reds uniform. After making slugger Joey Votto baseball’s fourth ever $200M man, Reds GM Walt Jocketty made statements expressing confidence in extending the contract of All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips. Yesterday an announcement confirmed a five year deal.
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...
Staff writer Will Hicks and I recently got the chance to sit down and discuss the state of the Reds. Among the topics we covered include:
-Our thoughts on the long-term extensions given to Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips
-The Homer Bailey/Aroldis Chapman dilemma
-Todd Frazier getting snubbed
-Our early impressions of Mat Latos...
After inking MVP Joey Votto to a $225 million contract just a week ago, the Reds have reached into their wallet to sign second baseman Brandon Phillips to a six-year extension worth $72.5 million, according to the Twitter account of Reds GM Jim Bowden. Phillips, an All-Star in 2011, said he wasn’t sure of his future with the team after Cincinnati gave Votto the fourth-biggest contract...
When Dustin Pedroia was awarded with the AL MVP following the 2008 season, the Boston Red Sox made sure to lock up the then 25-year-old second baseman for as long, and as little as they could. The deal was for six years. The money, $40.5 million. It was a solid contract for a rising young star and came at a relatively reasonable price for the position and the time period. More than...
The 10-year anniversary of one of baseball's all-time swindles is June 27. And if you want to know just how much of a haul the Cleveland Indians received from the Montreal Expos for right-hander Bartolo Colon, follow the money.
Three of the four players that the Indians acquired -- left-hander Cliff Lee, second baseman Brandon Phillips and center fielder Grady Sizemore -- will...