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BRANDON PHILLIPS RUMORS

Surging Phillips leads Reds against Twins in interleague play

A shaky bullpen has contributed to a recent rough stretch for the Minnesota Twins. For the Cincinnati Reds, the lack of offense was the culprit in a lost week in New York. The two teams set out to regroup starting Monday night in Cincinnati in this three-game interleague series. Minnesota (40-35) is still in second in the AL Central, 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City, but has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Phillips questionable as Reds take on Minnesota

A shaky bullpen has contributed to a recent rough stretch for the Minnesota Twins. For the Cincinnati Reds, the lack of offense was the culprit in a lost week in New York. The two teams set out to regroup starting Monday night in Cincinnati in this three-game interleague series. Minnesota (40-35) is still in second in the AL Central, 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City, but has dropped...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Brandon Phillips edition

As the trade deadline approaches, more and more eyes will be on the New York Yankees to see what trades they will make in order to improve a good, but not great, roster. While the team definitely has some positions covered, one weak spot on the team is second base. By now, most fans will agree that the Stephen Drew experiment has failed. He has provided serviceable defense at the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips takes strike while rubbing his eyes (Video)

Brandon Phillips took a strike while rubbing his eyes as he stepped out of the batter's box during his eighth inning at-bat in Thursday's Cincinnati Reds game at Pittsburgh. Phillips called for time after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson had already began his delivery. The umpire did not grant the timeout, but Phillips stepped out so he could clear his eyes. The pitch was thrown right...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds “wouldn’t mind” trading Brandon Phillips

The Cincinnati Reds figure to be sellers at this years trade deadline and they have already had their name brought up in plenty of trade rumors, usually with either Johnny Cueto or Mike Leake as the focus of the rumor. Another name for the Reds that is beginning to be brought up in rumors is second baseman Brandon Phillips. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Reds “wouldn’t...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips is not down with OBP

So I guess this is why Brandon Phillips doesn’t go by @DatDudeOBP on Twitter. When asked if he was down with OBP, the Reds second baseman basically said, “No, you know me.” While talking to USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale, Phillips spoke out against the increased emphasis on a player’s on-base percentage among baseball writers and broadcasters. What’s amusing is who he...
Via The Outside Corner
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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’ heckler signed ball with great message (pics)

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips played surprisingly nice with a heckler during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday but got the last laugh courtesy of a bit of trolling message he inscribed upon an autographed ball he gave the apparently inebriated heckler afterward. The game was being played out […] The post Brandon Phillips gives ‘Drunk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 20, 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
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