Congratulations are in order for Brandon Phillips, the Reds 2B who completed a rare accomplishment last night by joining the 30/30 (HR/SB) club. Yes, it’s a manufactured “club,” but it’s still a pretty neat thing. And the fact that Phillips joins Eric Davis and Barry Larkin as the only other Reds to accomplish the feat makes it more impressive.
Phillips has had a good year; not great, but definitely a good one. For all the grief that GM Wayne Krivsky gets, let us not forget that he obtained Phillips for next to nothing and he deserves credit for that. Don’t be surprised if Krivsky works out a contract soon to ensure that BP is the Reds second basemen for the foreseeable future. That wouldn’t be a bad transaction, either.