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Brandon Phillips tweets hint about possible Reds extension

Nov 29, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

Brandon Phillips is one season away from becoming a free agent, but the Reds second baseman posted a tweet today seemingly hinting at a possible long-term contract extension:

source:  Just a couple weeks ago general manager Walt Jocketty described contract talks as “not close” and Phillips has previously tweeted some stuff suggesting he expected to become a free agent.

For now he’s under contract for $12 million in 2012 and coming off a season in which he hit a career-high .300 with 18 homers and an .810 OPS while winning his third Gold Glove award. At age 30 he’ll no doubt be looking for at least a three- or four-year extension.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    I think he’s literally talking them into it.

    • metalhead65 - Nov 29, 2011 at 7:05 PM

      whatever it takes as long as they get it done. he is one of the best players they and it took him not the toothpick to put him as leadoff guy where he flourished. spare me your stats breakdown as he was asked to bat anywhere from second to cleanup during the season. each one requires a different approach especially cleanup where he was expected to drive in runs not worry about stealing bases or average.

      • paperlions - Nov 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

        Huh? Which spot in the lineup doesn’t require a guy to get on base as much as possible and to make solid contact as often as possible? The “guys use different approaches in different lineup spots” is a myth….and if guys do use anything other than the optimal approach (i.e. trying to get on base, controlling the strike zone, hitting the ball hard) because of where they are in the lineup…then they are morons.

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