You miss my point.
Brandon's value could drop...as did Cordero's. He could turn down this great four year deal and find himself out of work next Spring. One hard slide breaking up a Double Play could end the guy's career.
That's why they should look at an early extension like this as a bird in the hand.
Phillips should jump on this with both feet.
Brandon, get off Twitter and sign the contract!
There's a great offer on the table! He can either accept it or accept the risk of waiting. Haggling at this point is a fool's errand.
I would never trust anything written on the Bleacherreport.com website
I have found it to be innacurate
Just a list of candidates who could replace an aging Brandon Phillips in the next two years
Todd Frazier (assuming he doesn't play third next year)Chris ValaikaHenry RodriquezBilly HamiltonBrodie Greene
Do not invest a lot of Cabbage in an aging ball player. And to Mr Hurrican Fan, Bob has opened up his wallet don't you think........ Bruce, Votto, Arroyo, it's about committing money to ddminishing returns.
4 year deal puts him at age 36. And that would have put him at 15 years in the ML, granted he didn't play much in 3 of his first 4 years. He is already the second highest paid second baseman.
I dont have a problem with it, but anything bigger I view as a much bigger risk than Votto
If we give him anything more than 4 years, we'll have ourselves another Barry Larkin situation. Middle infielders' skills diminish the fastest.
He's practically over the hill now. I shudder at the though of BP at 36...not a pretty thought.
A small country would have accepted that offer.