Phillips signs 6-yr, $72.5M deal

UPDATE — The Reds announced the signing. A press conference is scheduled for 4 pm.

 

According to MLB Network Radio’s Jim Bowden, and a few others, the Reds and 2b Brandon Phillips have agreed Tuesday to terms on a six-year, $72.5 million contract. The club has not confirmed any signing with Phillips.

“Just got to say, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!! Looks like y’all might have to deal w/ me a little bit longer,” Phillips posted on his Twitter feed early Tuesday afternoon.

The 30-year-old Phillips, has been playing out the $12.5 million option year on his contract and could have become a free agent after this season. Negotiations on had stalled since talks about a new contract began in September.

Of course, the Reds signed Joey Votto to a 10-year, $225 million deal last week. The club felt then that Phillips would still get a deal to stay in Cincinnati, and now it appears he has, or is very close.

9 Comments

Yahoo!

Nice!

Alright!

Wow!

Jocketty is playing for keeps! He has a great deal of panache. Hopefully the TV/Cable contract can be re-negotiated prior to 2014, and based on a number of
changes in the team, the fans will come-a-flocking! Gotta wonder though; what about Hamilton, Soto, Janish, etc. Guess some will be groomed in other positions and other groomed by others on other teams via trades. I still would love to see Hamels in red.

Great news! Congrats BP and congrats to Reds management!

Neb- The reds will certainly use some of the chips you mentioned to trade for pitching at one point or another, however Hamels just is not going to happen. Cole Hamels if not signed by Phillies will be a free agent at the end of the year and will get Ace money. It appears to me that the Reds are spending their money on the talent they have, I would be even more shocked than I currently am if they pay ace money for Cole Hamels.

Reblogged this on Reds Fan Central.

Great news. So happy BP will be here for the next 6 years. Glad to see Bob and the ownership group step up and keep some great players. We all need to get out to the ballpark and support these players, coaches, and owners. Let’s GO REDS!!!!!

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