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Chopcast LIVE: Should the Braves bring back Brandon Phillips in 2018?

Is Brandon Phillips, the standout veteran infielder, a viable option for the Atlanta Braves in 2018 — or should the franchise look to younger options?
Via FOX Sports South
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips after going yard in two-hit day as Braves dropped Cardinals

“It’s nice to see 'Boo Phillips' come back to St. Louis.” — Brandon Phillips after going yard in two-hit day as Braves dropped Cardinals.
Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips Clears Revocable Waivers

Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips has cleared revocable waivers, making him eligible for an August trade, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman. With Phillips’ previous team, the Reds, paying all but $1MM of his $13MM salary for 2017, the Braves are only on the hook for about $300K through season’s end, as Heyman notes. Despite Phillips’ cheap price tag and history of respectable...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago

More late-inning magic for Braves as Brandon Phillips walks ATL off

More late-inning magic for Braves as Brandon Phillips walks ATL off. Chip Caray, Jeff Francoeur and Joe Simpson wrap it up.
Via FOX Sports South
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

It’s been an emotional return to the Queen City for Brandon Phillips

It’s been an emotional return to the Queen City for Brandon Phillips.
Via FOX Sports South
June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips upset Reds let new player wear his No. 4

The best years of Brandon Phillips’ career were spent in Cincinnati, so he feels very fondly about the Reds’ organization. And he is a little disappointed that the team moved to erase his memory pretty quickly, at least in one regard.Phillips was traded by the Reds to Atlanta in February and returned to Cincinnati this weekend for the first time since the deal. He was greeted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips has hilarious quote about avoiding disabled list

He may be a 35-year-old playing on one of the worst teams in baseball, but Brandon Phillips hasn’t lost his sense of humor.On Thursday morning, the Atlanta Braves second baseman, who is currently battling a groin strain, dropped a funny quote about avoiding the disabled list.“I’m not going on the DL, that’s not going to happen,” said Phillips, per David O’Brien of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

Major League Baseball has player movement unlike any other sport mainly due to the fact there is no salary cap. That means, each and every season, there are familiar faces in new places.There was no shortage of big moves for 2017, whether we're talking Chris Sale to the Red Sox, Edwin Encarnacion to the Indians or Aroldis Chapman heading back to the Yankees. Welcome to the Yardbarker...
Via Yardbarker
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Reds Shed Brandon Phillips to Play Brandon Phillips

When you play in the majors long enough, and when you stick with one team for a while, you’re granted certain leverage. Brandon Phillips used his well-earned no-trade protection to block moves that would’ve sent him to Washington, Arizona, and Atlanta. That last decision took place in November, while the Braves were also talking with Sean Rodriguez. They signed Rodriguez, and...
Via Fangraphs
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Phillips vetoed trade to Atlanta in November

If Brandon Phillips is leaving Cincinnati, he’s doing so on his own terms. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the Reds second baseman exercised his no-trade clause to block a trade to the Atlanta Braves in November. The trade may still be possible, at least in theory, but talks are said to be “unlikely to revive.” Phillips, 35, is entering the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

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