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BRANDON PHILLIPS RUMORS

Anybody Want Dat Dude?

The Cincinnati Reds should absolutely trade Brandon Phillips this winter—if they can. Their pitching staff is barreling toward financial derailment and Phillips is set to earn nearly $40 million over the next three seasons. He'll be 36 when his current deal is up. He can still play a pretty gnarly second base, and his salar​y—although it will clearly hurt the Reds—might...
Via The Sports Post
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips gives 'drunk guy' great autographed ball

Brandon Phillips gave a Pirates fan an autographed baseball and addressed it, "Dear, Drunk Guy."
Via Gamedayr
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire takes Brandon Phillips line drive to the nuts

Cincinnati Reds’ second baseman Brandon Phillips had just turned the popular saying, “having someone by the balls” into a real-life event. Against the Cleveland Indians, Phillips smacked a line drive straight to the privates of the umpire standing near second base. The “ump” tried to get away by jumping over the ball, but quickly found out his vertical wasn’t as high...
Via Blog Surface
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips responds to fan who asks if he will attend Redsfest

Brandon Phillips has been a fixture at the annual Redsfest event since arriving in Cincinnati in 2006. However, as of Wednesday morning, his name still wasn't included on the list of confirmed guests for the momentous bash, which is set to take place Dec. 6-7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.Naturally, this sparked one fan in particular to inquire about whether or not Phillips...
Via Redlegs Review
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips named one of 'five players to avoid this winter'

Will Brandon Phillips play second base for the Reds in 2014?This is a question that has been posed by many around the baseball community lately. The Reds are reportedly adamant about unloading the burden of Phillips' remaining contract ($50 million) on someone else. And they are looking to do so via trade.However, at least one baseball expert thinks teams who may be interested...
Via Redlegs Review
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB executive on Brandon Phillips: 'He's gone'

While the actuality of Brandon Phillips being traded this offseason seems small, one MLB executive seems to be convinced that Phillips is good as gone, and revealed his sentiment to Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan in a recent column by the latter.Here is the excerpt that pertains to Phillips:With $50 million freed up from an upcoming Brandon Phillips trade – "He's gone,"...
Via Redlegs Review
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips dubbed 'not so popular' in the Reds clubhouse

The further we get from the end of the season, the more likely it appears the Reds are adamant about trading one of its most popular players, Brandon Phillips. Initial reports suggesting the team may be open to trading their All-Star second basemen have quickly grown into reports claiming it's an inevitable event. Aside from the previously reported reasons justifying a...
Via Redlegs Review
October 20, 2013  |  3 Comments

Report: Reds plan to trade Brandon Phillips this winter

The Cincinnati Reds bowed out of the 2013 playoffs in the one-game wild card round in disappointing fashion. After firing manager Dusty Baker, the Reds are apparently not done remaking their organization. Word has now come that they plan on trading second baseman Brandon Phillips this winter as well. Phillips posted an OPS of just .706 (his worst as a Red) in 2013, but did hit 18...
Via Rumors and Rants
October 18, 2013  |  2 Comments
NUMBERS DON'T LIE

Brandon Phillips cussed out reporter

Brandon Phillips cussed out a Cincinnati reporter who questioned his move in the team's lineup to the number two spot.

Via Los That Sports Blog
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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