The second baseman gets to return to Jacobs Field with a successful and thriving career outlook, All-Star caliber credentials, and a key role on a contending club.
In other words, everything Phillips was supposed to be doing for the Indians.
Only, he has done it all with the Reds.
Phillips has kept his anticipation in check. If this weekend’s Interleague series vs. the Indians was circled on his calendar, he showed no indications.
“It’s just another team. I’m not really worried about Cleveland,” Phillips said before playing the Mets on Thursday. “I wish them the best and everything. I hope they’re doing the same toward me and wishing me the best. I’m sorry everything went the way it did. I’m with the Cincinnati Reds and trying to make this my new home.” …
“Whatever my performance was there, it was meant to be,” said Phillips, who has repeatedly owned up to his mistakes in Cleveland since leaving. “Now I’m going there [Friday], and whatever I do there is meant to be, too. If I do good, I do good. If I do bad, oh well. I’m still a Cincinnati Red. As long as we win over there, I’m straight. I just want to sweep them.”
Me too, Brandon.Ã‚Â Me too.