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BRANDON PHILLIPS RUMORS

Bryan Price: You can expect Brandon Phillips to stick with the Reds

Despite their best efforts to trade him, Brandon Phillips will be in a Cincinnati Reds uniform in 2016.According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the second baseman has used his no-trade clause to veto power to deny trades to the Nationals and Diamondbacks.The Reds have also acquired their second baseman of the future in Jose Peraza, but according to manager Bryan Price, Phillips will...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals to sign Daniel Murphy

    The Washington Nationals have reportedly agreed to terms with free agent second baseman Daniel Murphy. Sources told ESPN’s Jim Bowden that the deal will be worth $37.5 million over three years. Murphy obliterated the Dodgers and Cubs during the 2015 postseason, at one point homering in six consecutive games over the NLDS and NLCS. Murphy, who turns 31 next April, hit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals reportedly have talked with Kendrick, Murphy

    The Washington Nationals are not letting their attempted trade for Brandon Phillips that fell through keep them from adding a second baseman. According to Nationals reporter William Ladson, the Nats have had talks with both Howie Kendrick and Daniel Murphy. Kendrick, 32, was acquired by the Dodgers in a trade last offseason after spending his entire career with the Angels...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats looking elsewhere after Phillips trade falls through

    The Nationals are moving on to other targets after their proposed trade for Brandon Phillips reportedly fell through. Washington had an agreement with the Cincinnati Reds for a Phillips trade, but the second baseman had to waive his no-trade clause for the deal to happen. According to CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman, Phillips wanted a contract extension from Washington before...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nats close to completing trade for Brandon Phillips

    The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly agreed to a deal that would send Brandon Phillips to the Washington Nationals. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Phillips must waive his no-trade clause for the trade to be completed, as he is protected since he has 10 years of MLB service and five in a row with the same club. Phillips seemingly confirmed the news on Twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Phillips goes behind-the-back to get an out

By TOC Locker. Most of the talk surrounding the Cincinnati Reds these days is focusing on whether or not the team is going to hold a major sale at the trade deadline, with Johnny Cueto and Jay Bruce on the top shelf. But the Reds obviously still have to play the games at hand. And when they do, guys like Brandon Phillips can still make playing baseball look like a hell of a lot...
Via The Outside Corner
July 20, 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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