You remember last month, when reports emerged that Brandon Phillips blocked a trade for Atlanta? Well, it ain’t over until it’s over:

We’ll keep you updated.

UPDATE:

UPDATE 2: I thought the chances of an Atlanta-Cincinnati deal involving Phillips were diminished after Atlanta acquired Sean Rodriguez. But then this happened:

UPDATE 3:

17 Responses

  1. Ethan L

    I hope this works out!!! After this, let’s move Cozart.

  2. Redsman

    Whoa! This could be GiNoRmOuS! Resolve questions about who’s on 2nd, what to do with Peraza/Herrera, general roster logjam and how to avoid what surely has to be a bone of contention as we move through ST concerning BP’s playing time, etc.
    Hope this isn’t just another effort he blocks. We all like him, but the team needs to move to a new level.

  3. Tom Mitsoff

    And now we know why the front office has not simply released Phillips and Cozart. They don’t want to eat $19 million between the two. Other teams will have injuries and Phillips and Cozart are feasible replacements.

    • DHud

      Sounds like the Reds are still gonna eat most of BP’s $14 mil

      • jazzmanbbfan

        It was expected that the Reds would have to eat most of his salary to move him so to me, so what. I’m just interested in them opening up 2B for one of the young guys.

  4. Redsman

    Hmmm, so that would be like ‘addition by subtraction?’
    I’m guessing that others too might be having similar thoughts!
    Ethan, you might be right, but this deal could reduce the urgency of moving Cozart as well. Either way, this would make things realllly interesting heading into next week’s reporting dates for pitchers and catchers!

  5. Pablo Robles

    Depressing if this goes through. Sad day for MLB

  6. Steve

    Hope that means Herrera is starting at 2B and Peraza will be the utility. That way, both players will see significant playing time with the Reds in 2017.

  7. Scotly50

    I would like too see him traded also but paying him to play for another team seems ludicrous.

  8. Scott Carter

    Glad there has been a break in the logjam. Now there is hope. ‘m not as concerned about Cozart, he still has value and now there is alight at the end of the long rebuild.

  9. chrisscharmen

    Why does BP accept THIS trade to ATL and not the prior one? I’m so confused. Is it because it bites the Reds wallet so much more?

  10. Redsman

    I’m thinking it took BP all this time to ‘see the writing on the wall.’
    It must have become clear to him that one way or another, he wasn’t going to be on this team’s roster on Opening Day. So why not make as graceful an exit as possible, rather than go ‘kicking and screaming, into the night?’
    Too bad they couldn’t have made this clear to him before he nixed the Nats deal as well as the Braves previous offer. Or, perhaps he sees he cannot possibly wring one single more ounce of vengeance out of the Redlegs organization.
    Just glad it is finally concluded.