Phillips, Reds Progress Toward Extension

The Reds have agreed in principle to a six-year, $72.5MM extension with Brandon Phillips, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio reports (Twitter links). However, the agreement is pending approval from ownership and the deal remains unconfirmed.

The Reds are prepared to guarantee six years and $72.5MM, Bowden writes. The former Reds GM predicts the sides will complete a deal within 24 hours. Ian Kinsler’s recent deal may figure in as a comparable contract.

Phillips would be eligible for free agency following the 2012 season if the Reds don't lock him up. The ACES client posted a .300/.353/.457 line with 18 home runs and 38 doubles in 675 plate appearances last year. He won his third Gold Glove in 2011, and advanced assessments of his fielding confirm he is a strong defender.


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6 Comments on "Phillips, Reds Progress Toward Extension"


JesseeA
3 years 4 months ago

Unless Bob Castellini is turning into the second coming of George Steinbrenner, I fear for the future of the Reds.

Leachpunk
3 years 4 months ago

So which is it, lock up talent, or keep rotating through the farm system?

MetsMagic
3 years 4 months ago

Bruce, Votto, and Cueto are already locked up, so the future still looks bright for the Reds. 

Leachpunk
3 years 4 months ago

Awesome!

jjthebrave
3 years 4 months ago

Decent extension if the dollar figures are right. Just slightly below market value. Could see some team giving him $13-15 mil per year on the open market. Great guy to follow on twitter too so that has to play a factor.

3 years 4 months ago

The future is very bright for the Reds if this deal happens. Strong farm system and long term contracts for the best players on the team. Looking forward to being Reds fan for a long time.