Brandon Phillips as Hamlet
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Brandon Phillips as Hamlet

To leave, or not to leave? According to a report in the Washington Post, the Brandon Phillips trade is on hold while the Reds must convince their second baseman to waive his no-trade rights. On Brandon Phillips-to-Nats: Washington officials are awaiting word from Reds, who are responsible for convincing him to waive no-trade. — Barry … Continue reading

The peril of moving slowly
Cold Stove

The peril of moving slowly

The Reds could have traded Aroldis Chapman in July. We don’t know exactly what Arizona, Houston and the Yankees were offering then. We won’t know how the reported offer by the Dodgers or others early this week compare to the proposals from five months ago. The secrecy that inherently accompanies unaccepted trade offers protects mistakes of … Continue reading

Winter Meetings Primer
2015 Reds / Getting the Offseason Right

Winter Meetings Primer

Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings will be held Monday through Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. (For those who haven’t visited the Gaylord, terming this hotel a gaudy monstrosity fails to do that phrase justice. I attended a high school journalism conference at the Gaylord and found myself … Continue reading