Friday morning we heard rumblings that the Cincinnati Reds were possibly looking to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips. By Friday evening, those rumblings turned into full fledged earthquakes and now the Atlanta Braves may be one of the interested parties in obtaining the services of the defensive wizard.
David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution hinted that if the Reds do indeed put Phillips on the block, as suggested, the Braves may have interest – this assuming the Reds take back slugger Dan Uggla.
As O’Brien mentions, it wouldn’t work straight up so Atlanta would need to include something of value on the prospect side, though a homer happy home field might do wonders for the struggling Uggla.
For Cincinnati, it would get them out of Phillips’ contract (Phillips is still owed $50 million, Uggla $26 million) in addition to getting them some extra help on the farm.