Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Yankees Have Called Reds About Brandon Phillips

It looks like the Yankees are getting all their "Plan B" ducks in a row just in case Robinson Cano decides to leave New York. The Yankees called the Reds today to talk about the availability of Cincinnati second basemen Brandon Phillips who is said to be available in a trade this offseason. The asking price seems to be pretty steep at this point, and it needs to be said that the Yankees seem to be the front runner to bring Cano back to pinstripes, but there is nothing wrong with Brian Cashman and company working the phones and exploring all possibilities.

Phillips is 32 years old and is coming off of a .261/.310/.396 with 18 home runs in a very home run friendly stadium in Cincinnati. Phillips is owed a little over $50,000,000 over the next four seasons, which is a lot cheaper then what Robinson Cano will make in 2014 and beyond, and to the best of my knowledge does not have a no trade clause. As a back up plan I would have no issue bringing in Phillips if the price is right but I am glad to hear that the Yankees are working the phones and seemingly are willing to do whatever they have to in order to make the team better in 2014.

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