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BRANDON PHILLIPS RENEWS CONTRACT WITH THE REDS
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:17 PM EDT

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The Reds made another significant financial commitment, giving All-Star 2nd baseman Brandon Phillips a 6-year, $72.5 million contract. That came only 5 days after previous National League MVP Joey Votto got 10 years and $225 million added to his agreement.

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“I think this puts us in a pretty top position to build around 2 premier players on the daily side, and with some of the pitchers we have got to be a contending club for several years to come, hopefully,” managing director Walt Jocketty expounded. “It’s not simple. A large amount of things have to turn to the right for you.

“But we’re getting deeper and deeper in talent. That is what it will take in a small market.”

Phillips’ agreement, in the works since last year, is the last major one for a while.

The Reds couldn’t agree on the length of a new handle Phillips, so they exercised the 2012 option on his old agreement worth $12.5 million. They remained at chances till the Reds concluded to a longer deal.

“We originally had a specific number of years in mind that we were intending to do the contract,” Jocketty declared. “Then we realized that we would potentially have to extend another year, and that is what we did. We went another year on the contract. We managed to get the deal done pretty quickly after that.”

The new agreement adds wages of $10 million for next year, $11 million in 2014, $12 million in 2015, $13 million in 2016 and $14 million in 2017.

Phillips blossomed in Cincinnati, which got him from Cleveland for right-hander Jeff Stevens at the beginning of the 2006 season. Phillips made it clear he needed to stay in Cincinnati and commenced negotiating a new agreement last season.

When the club gave in, the deal was struck. Phillips would become the 1st 36-year-old 2nd baseman to make $12 million or more.

Phillips is among the team’s most well-liked players. His following grew quickly after he started a social account last year, regularly engaging followers. He’s as well a regular on the team’s yearly winter caravan bus trips to outlying cities, staying to sign autographs for as long as required.

“Brandon is one of the great 2nd basemen in baseball,” Castellini said. “He’s also fantastic off the field, represents this organization with a big grin all the time. He really is related to the admirers and vice versa.”

Phillips got his new deal a day after he left a 7-1 loss to St. Louis due to a cramp in his left hamstring. Baker said Phillips will probably need a few days to recover.

“You don’t need it to become something that bothers him all year, particularly with him batting leadoff and with how acrobatic he has to be in the field,” Baker asserted. “I think (he needs) at least 3 or 4 days. He may not like it, but this isn’t the time to be a hero. If it was August or September, it would be a diverse story.”


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