Monday, February 13, 2017
Brandon Phillips will be missed, but Reds have to get prospects on the field this season if this rebuild is to proceed as planned
The rebuilding effort by the Cincinnati Reds continues as we get to bid farewell to one of the best 2B to ever play in a Reds' uniform. While I still think Joe Morgan is the best to ever play the position for the Reds and in the big leagues, Phillips has been a great Red. He's played through injury, he doesn't make excuses, he plays with passion, and he's been willing to bat wherever a Reds' manager has penciled him in - he has also embraced the opportunity to be a part of the Cincinnati community. He was good for at least one top ESPN highlight a week. He should have won more Gold Gloves. He's shown up at little league games, area high school games, and is always accessible on twitter. Now Reds fans get to watch another year of the rebuild - I'm not sure how long this rebuild is going to last but I hope it's not too much longer and I hope BP can get another shot in the post season. He's a Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer.