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Cincinnati Reds general manager, Walt Jocketty told reporters that he has talked to 2B Brandon Phillips and told him trade talks are now over. Jocketty said, “We’re a better team with him.”
I have read that this could be because of how much Jacoby Ellsbury got from the Yankees, which reflects what Shin-Soo Choo should get close to in free agency. Which of course is way too much for the Reds to even think about, even if they did trade Phillips. Jocketty also said that Aroldis Chapman will be their closer.
Jocketty on Brandon Phillips: "I talked to him yesterday, I told him that we are not in any talks to trade him, we're a better team w/ him"
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 4, 2013
There are rumors now that Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips will most likely stay with the Reds this season. Other teams are saying they had the feeling Ownership wanted him gone more then the front office. Which means to me, Walt Jocketty will not be with the Reds next season if he does not trade Brandon Phillips this off-season. I have always thought Walt Jocketty was skating on thin ice after last season and now with this he might have to pack his bags. There are lots of fans that do not want to see Brandon Phillips traded and I agree but when the owner says something you should listen. So, who do you think will be gone first? Walt Jocketty or Brandon Phillips? I say Walt Jocketty will be gone first then once a new general manager is in, Brandon Phillips will be soon to follow. It is going to happen whether you like it or not and I have the feeling once Reds Owner, Robert H. Castellini reads or hears about these rumors Walt Jocketty will have some serious explaining to do and I don’t think “I am not going to make a move just to make a move” is going to cut it this time.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 4, 2013
I've talked to 3 clubs that inquired on Brandon Phillips. All got impression #Reds ownership wanted to move him more than front office did
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 4, 2013
I also found out through twitter that the coaches will be announced today. This is very good news and hopefully this will get the ball rolling on trades and free agent signings that still need to be done.
Jocketty said coaches will be announced today. Know about Long, Pico, Bell, Jenkins. Believe Hatcher will be back but not Berry. #reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) December 4, 2013
Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan was traded to Tampa Bay Rays in a three team trade today. Reds get LHP prospect David Holmberg from Arizona Diamondbacks. Source I personally hate to see Ryan Hanigan go because he did a great job with the pitchers. In my mind it looks like Walt Jocketty is focusing more on offense the defense now and this could mean Brandon Phillips is next.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2013
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2013
Cincinnati Reds general manager, Walt Jocketty for the first time with the Reds has said something I never thought he would ever say, “nobody is untouchable.” This quote makes me smile big time and hopefully it sends the right message to the players on the Reds. [Source]
This quote is in reference to the rumors of Brandon Phillips being traded. Walt stated that he had not talked to anyone yet but he also said, “nobody is untouchable” which I am sorry to keep repeating it but sounds so good right now. It means they are tired of the crap and are head hunting. 90 wins is not a good enough excuse anymore!
I still think Phillips will be dealt, even with Walt saying he had not talked to anyone. I also think they will be trading other players too this off-season. It should make for a very busy time for the front office and for Reds fans. With the manager spot already filled by Bryan Price, it is time to get ready for the cleaning to begin. I predict things to be happening as soon as they can make moves.
Rumors are starting and I wanted to let this one sink in before I posted my thoughts on it. Brandon Phillips for Dan Uggla! At first I almost cried, then I thought I should look into it more before I judged such an idea. So, this is what I found on Mr. Uggla.
Dan Uggla Career Stats:
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS 2006 26 FLA NL 154 611 105 172 27 90 .282 .339 .480 .818 2007 27 FLA NL 159 632 113 155 31 88 .245 .326 .479 .805 2008 28 FLA NL 146 531 97 138 32 92 .260 .360 .514 .874 2009 29 FLA NL 158 564 84 137 31 90 .243 .354 .459 .813 2010 30 FLA NL 159 589 100 169 33 105 .287 .369 .508 .877 2011 31 ATL NL 161 600 88 140 36 82 .233 .311 .453 .764 2012 32 ATL NL 154 523 86 115 19 78 .220 .348 .384 .732 2013 33 ATL NL 136 448 60 80 22 55 .179 .309 .362 .671 8 Yrs 1227 4498 733 1106 231 680 .246 .340 .458 .798 162 Game Avg. 162 594 97 146 30 90 .246 .340 .458 .798 FLA (5 yrs) 776 2927 499 771 154 465 .263 .349 .488 .837 ATL (3 yrs) 451 1571 234 335 77 215 .213 .323 .404 .727
Dan Uggla in National League Central Division Ball Parks:
Split G AB H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS CHC-Wrigley Fld 25 89 24 4 13 .270 .364 .449 .814 CIN-GreatAmer BP 27 98 29 10 21 .296 .389 .663 1.053 MIL-Miller Pk 27 95 23 2 7 .242 .339 .368 .708 PIT-PNC Pk 22 77 23 4 10 .299 .382 .494 .876 STL-Busch Stad 3 20 77 25 5 16 .325 .411 .597 1.009
I still am not sure if Dan Uggla is the answer for the Cincinnati Reds but Walt Jocketty loves to bring in players who are struggling and watch them power their way to better careers in Great American Ball Park. This could be the case again if the Reds do make this trade.
Friday, April 5, 2013 at Great American Ball Park Cincinnati Reds beat Washington Nationals 15 – 0. Reds had 19 hits, 6 of them were home runs. Todd Frazier had two home runs and went 4 for 5 with 4 RBI and 3 runs. Zack Cozart hit two home runs and went 2 for 4 with 5 RBI and 2 runs. Xavier Paul hit a pinch hit grandslam and Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run going 1 for 3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs. Joey Votto went 3 for 4. Brandon Phillips went 2 for 4 and Jay Bruce went 2 for 5.
The only reason I mention this game today is because I see another game like this happening very soon in the Reds near future. A lot of fans and baseball people expect a day like this to come for the Reds very soon. When it comes I will be front and center ready to enjoy the show! Bring it on!
Cincinnati Reds won today against San Diego Padres (4-1) at PetCo Park in a much-needed win for the Reds. Homer Bailey was pitching great and went 8.1 innings allowing 6 hits, 1 run getting 7 strike outs. He has really become a great pitcher to watch now. Aroldis Chapman pitched 0.2 innings to get his 25th save.
Derrick Robinson went 1 for 4 with 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strike out. He layed down a few very nice bunts in this game and so did Zack Cozart who went 2 for 4 with 1 run and 1 strike out. Cozart batted 7th in the batting order while Robinson batted number 1 again. Chris Heisey went 2 for 5 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Joey Votto went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI while Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with a home run. Jay Bruce went 1 for 4 and Todd Frazier continues to slump by going 0 for 4 with 2 strike outs. Corky Miller went 1 for 3 and is always a great player to watch play behind the plate. I still think he will be the manager of the Reds one day. Or should I say, I hope he is the manager of the Reds one day? Either way I really would like to see him manage at the pro level later in his life.
Todd Frazier has not got a hit since July 25 when he went 2 for 4 against Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 0 for 4 with 2 SO July 31. 0 for 4 vs. Padres on July 30. 0 for 3 on July 29 vs. Padres. O for 3 vs. Dodgers on July 28. 0 for 3, July 27 and O for 3 on July 26 vs. the Dodgers. So he went 2 for 24 against Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in 7 games. Vs. San Francisco Giants the series before he went 8 for 17 with 6 RBI. He is due to come out of the slump and starting hitting again.