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 about–what would my post even say–the day that Brandon Phillips left town. Aside from Jay Bruce, there’s no Cincinnati Reds player I have more man-love for. Phillips is the heart and soul of the organization I love, and he’s everything the game of baseball should be about. Fortunately for me, I don’t think I’m ever going to need to write a Brandon Phillips farewell post like I’ve had to do with guys like Josh Hamilton and Adam Dunn. And that’s good, because it would have been much too painful.
Brandon Phillips–DatDudeBP–is one of the best all around guys in baseball. His contributions go beyond his WAR or his sl