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Reds Trade Brandon Phillips



I think it’s safe to assume that many members of the #BBN are also a part of Reds’ Country. With that being said, the biggest story of the day so far comes out of Cincinnati. The Reds have officially traded 2nd baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves. 

For the causal Reds fan, Phillips may have been one of the few familiar faces left on the roster. He’s been a fan favorite in Cincinnati for 11 seasons, making three All-Star Game appearances and winning four Gold Glove awards. Phillips is currently second in most hits by a 2nd baseman since 2006, following only Robinson Cano. So far in his career, he’s batting a .275 average.

There’s been a lot of support for Phillips today across all social media platforms, with fans thanking him for his services to the Reds. Here’s what Reds’ GM Dick Williams had to say this morning following news of the trade:

“We appreciate Brandon’s contributions to our organization. He excited our fan base and was an important part of several seasons of winning Reds baseball. We wish him well with this next opportunity.”

In exchange for Phillips, the Reds receive left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo from Atlanta.

Article written by Kory Henry

"We will kick, pass, and run, til the battle is won!" Bleeding blue since 1990. @KoryHenryKSR

11 Comments for Reds Trade Brandon Phillips

  1. T-wah
    4:06 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    As a lifelong Reds fan, Phillips has been one of my favorites among this generation of Reds players. The way he hustles, puts his body on the line, and goes all out with fans and the media will certainly be missed. I wish him nothing but the best in Atlanta and for the remainder of his career. Thanks, Brandon, for your dedication to the Reds organization and fan base.

  2. cjruk1
    4:28 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    As a big Reds fan myself, I also loved Phillips passion for the game. However, he definitely didn’t do himself any favors when he lashed out at that Cincinnati Reds beat reporter a few years ago and Dusty just sat there smiling.

    4:34 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    Well that takes away just about any remaining reasons one would want to attend a Reds game now…

  4. TJ
    4:49 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    Really? No other reason to attend a Reds game? They have one of the best hitters on planet earth. They have an electric center fielder who might steal 75 bases. They have a plethora of young talent on the verge of becoming solid talents. What are you talking about?

    • tbbucs86
      6:41 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

      Well if he could get on base consistently maybe 75 bases. Best hitter at the end of his career. No future

    • AGSlater
      9:08 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

      This guy must watch on a limited bases. Reds are in quick sand.

    • TJ
      11:11 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

      Limited bases? Is that a baseball pun? If so, nicely done. I watch on a regular “basis”. I’m an informed fan who understands what the Reds are doing in this rebuild and whether you can understand it or not, they’re doing a pretty good job. You can’t trade BP for Mike Trout bud. You also can’t afford to have a 36yo, declining second baseman blocking the path of not one, but two emerging talents. The Reds are not in “quicksand.” They were a game under .500 in the second half once they became relatively healthy. Feel free to remain fair-weather and critical though.

  5. az1006
    7:59 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    “He’s currently batting a .275 average.”

    You’ve never played, watched, nor generally been exposed to anything resembling baseball, have you?

  6. az1006
    7:59 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink


  7. The Professor
    9:13 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    The Refs continue to make bad decisions. They got nothing but 2 non-prospects back for Phillips and have to pay all but $1 million of his salary.

  8. ky1988
    10:56 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    One greatest second baseman in reds history right up there with Joe Morgan. He best defense NL second baseman In the game. And reds disrespect him like that pay for him to leave how bigger jokes there front office is.