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Which Phillips play is better?

Posted on: May 4, 2011 11:14 pm
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Brandon Phillips

By C. Trent Rosecrans

If you missed it, Tuesday night Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips made the best play of the year -- fielding Jason Bourgeois' dribbler with his bare hand on a straight sprint and flipping the ball to first baseman Joey Votto between his legs to get the speedy runner.

Here it is.

It was hands-down the best play I've seen this season. However, there's at least one person who doesn't agree with me -- Brandon Phillips.

From his Twitter (@DatDudeBP):

Phillips Twitter

That other play was on April 12 in San Diego. On that play, he ranged right and barehanded the ball, throwing on to first to get Will Venable. Although there was a higher degree of difficulty for Tuesday's play, the play against the Padres came with a runner on third and kept the game tied in the eighth inning -- a game the Reds would win 8-2 in 11 innings.

Here's the video of that play.

Which do you think is better?

Either way, it shows why Phillips has two of these:

Gold Gloves

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Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Which Phillips play is better?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 3:41 pm
 

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: May 5, 2011 10:39 am
 

Which Phillips play is better?

in fact, morgan is no a special advisor to the ownership group and has his own locker in the team's clubhouse. guess where it is? right next to phillips'



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2011 8:41 am
 

Which Phillips play is better?

Joe Morgan and Phillips do know each other.  Morgan, like many former Reds greats, visits the team during Spring Training and various times throughout the season.  Particularly at fundraisers and such.   



Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: May 5, 2011 6:08 am
 

Which Phillips play is better?

Is Phillips as good as Joe Morgan?  He has a better arm.  Phillips has shortstop range.  Morgan has  a collection of Gold Gloves, as did Bench, Concepcion and Geronimo.  Morgan was a better base stealer and hit for a higher average.  I wonder if they have ever met?

Cleveland was out of space on its roster and out of options on Phillips



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2011 1:33 am
 

Which Phillips play is better?

Chase has nothing on Phillips. There were at least two other seasons when he should've won a gold glove but the Reds sucked. Glad to see him getting his due.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2011 1:06 am
 

Which Phillips play is better?

Cleveland is often referred to as the "Mistake on the Lake" but after trading away Brandon Phillips to our beloved Reds I would have to say, "ThanK You Cleveland"! That mistake was our good fortune as Reds fans!



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Which Phillips play is better?

B Phillips, or Andre 3000 as some call him, is the best 2nd baseman in MLB.  Yea, that Phillies guy is good, but here is a true 30-30 threat, Gold Glover who can lead off or bat clean-up, plays hurt and smiles ALL the time.  Dude is a pleasure to have in The 'Nati and they better extend him like the rest of the guys.
GO REDS!


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