Topic of discussion for today’s game: Brandon Phillips should be benched — or traded — if he can’t be bothered to give an honest effort in exchange for the millions he’s being paid.
We can understand struggling at the plate; even the best of players go through slumps. We cannot understand why he shouldn’t be required to run out ground balls, or hustle … well, ever.
If Brandon Phillips is the Face of the Franchise, we’re in bigger trouble than we thought.
Anyway, discuss that, and the game, right here….