In today’s must-read, John Fay questions Brandon Phillips’ maturity.
I’ve been convinced for a while that Brandon Phillips will be traded before 2010 is over. He’s a good player, but overrated, and there’s always so much drama around him. Plus, he eats pretzels when in the field. With Todd Frazier nearly ready at 2B, and with BP likely having some value on the trade market, and with BP’s contract getting ready to rise to $11 million next year…well, the writing’s on the wall. The Reds can get better by trading him, if the right deal comes along.
Until then, I don’t expect this is the last we’ll hear of this dust-up. If BP’s feelings were hurt by not being written about, how will he respond to his maturity being questioned? Stay tuned.