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PlayingWithFire wrote:I think the Indians waived him. But he still need to change his thinking. He can hit for power but shouldn't swing for the fence like em...I can't recall the name now, the 2B who used to play for the Brewers and the Nationals...swing for the fence and don't have any power.
man, back then I loved the Colon trade and now it looks awful...
p32bars wrote:Living in NE Ohio and hearing for years about how Phillips was our star of the future, it's nice to see him finally playing well in Cincy.
As others have stated, he had quite the fascination for hitting the longball and his defense was not too stellar when he was up from AAA.
Over the past 2 years a lot has changed in the middle infield in Cleveland, Peralta becomes the mainstay at SS and Belliard has become a reliable cog at 2B. There was simply no room to bring Phillips up or bring him up into a starting role, which is no doubt what he wanted.
I honestly believe that this change of scenery will light a fire under him and we very well could be looking at a 2006 version of last year's Felipe Lopez.
Seeing Phillips play from AA and AAA and in his brief moments in the Majors, I would say given 500 at bats:
.275 - 19 HRS - 65-75 RBIS - 75-80 Runs - 10 SB's
Of course this all depends where he is in the lineup, if moved up, bump a few of those stats up a bit.
That's just my take on a guy my Indians may regret giving up on down the road.
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