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BRANDON PHILLIPS RUMORS

Reds' Phillips, Cozart, Hamilton Gold Glove finalists

CINCINNATI -€“ Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart and center fielder Billy Hamilton were all named Thursday as finalists for the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove awards in the National League. Phillips is a four-time winner of the award recognizing defensive excellence, including 2013. The Reds led all of Major League Baseball with a .988 fielding percentage and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds State of the Farm: Second Base

To view all articles from the State of the Farm Series you can click here. Second base is a position for the Cincinnati Reds that would seem to be locked up for a while as Brandon Phillips is locked up through 2017 and has 10-and-5 rights to veto any trade. Even though it sounded like the Reds wanted to trade Phillips I don’t believe things ever got serious in moving him. Historically...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
29 days ago  |  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

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for...
Via MLB Injury News
July 22, 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
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