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Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM was told by a Reds' source that the club has agreed in principal on a six-year, $72.5 million extension with Brandon Phillips, pending ownership approval.

 

 

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM, the Reds are prepared to give Brandon Phillips a six-year, $72.5 million contract extension.

In fact, Bowden predicts that a deal will get done in the next 24 hours. If true, the total value will fall short of Ian Kinsler's five-year, $75 million extension with the Rangers. Phillips, who is nearly a year older than Kinsler, is currently due to hit free agency following the 2012 season.

 

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My issue is that the low to mid 30s (of age) are often a tipping point for offensive productivity. I'm usually pretty wary of giving this much money out to players when they are 31. I just can't imagine him putting up good numbers in 3-4 years.

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My issue is that the low to mid 30s (of age) are often a tipping point for offensive productivity.  I'm usually pretty wary of giving this much money out to players when they are 31.  I just can't imagine him putting up good numbers in 3-4 years.

 

 

It's also around the time where defense goes down the drain, if it hadn't already.

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My issue is that the low to mid 30s (of age) are often a tipping point for offensive productivity. I'm usually pretty wary of giving this much money out to players when they are 31. I just can't imagine him putting up good numbers in 3-4 years.

 

 

It's also around the time where defense goes down the drain, if it hadn't already.

Well, his defense was awesome last season, for what it's worth. In his case, I think that the bat will vanish before the glove.

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My issue is that the low to mid 30s (of age) are often a tipping point for offensive productivity.  I'm usually pretty wary of giving this much money out to players when they are 31.  I just can't imagine him putting up good numbers in 3-4 years.

 

 

It's also around the time where defense goes down the drain, if it hadn't already.

Well, his defense was awesome last season, for what it's worth.  In his case, I think that the bat will vanish before the glove.

 

Fangraphs loved his defense (+11.4 runs), but BR had him totally neutral for each of the last 2 years. That's a pretty surprising disparity. Not sure what the other metrics said.

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I don't think that the BR fielding stat (TZ) is really that reputable from what I can gather.

 

UZR is the best (in my opinion), with +/- being almost as good. +/- had him at a +6 last season, I think.

 

I'm pretty confident in thinking that he was an elite defender last year.

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My issue is that the low to mid 30s (of age) are often a tipping point for offensive productivity. I'm usually pretty wary of giving this much money out to players when they are 31. I just can't imagine him putting up good numbers in 3-4 years.

 

 

It's also around the time where defense goes down the drain, if it hadn't already.

Well, his defense was awesome last season, for what it's worth. In his case, I think that the bat will vanish before the glove.

 

Fangraphs loved his defense (+11.4 runs), but BR had him totally neutral for each of the last 2 years. That's a pretty surprising disparity. Not sure what the other metrics said.

Hes won 3 gold gloves...Think that's enough to prove he does a great job with the glove.

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Signs a record breaking contract.

 

Gets injured.

 

 

Reds manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Brandon Phillips (hamstring) will be out 3-4 days.

Phillips came down with cramping in his left hamstring while running the bases Monday against the Cardinals. "I don't this to bother him all year," Baker told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Willie Harris drew the start at second base Tuesday night against Cardinals righty Kyle

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