What About BP?
Word on the street is that Joey Votto and the Reds have agreed to a 10-year, $225 million deal. This has not been officially confirmed by either party yet, but with all the hype in the blogosphere, I don’t think anyone would believe it if it turns out the deal isn’t true.
As a diehard Reds fan, I know I should be thrilled about this deal, but I’m just having such a hard time getting excited about it. I can’t help but think about how Brandon Phillips (the Red most deserving of a contract extension, in my opinion) seems to be getting the shaft.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m definitely more than biased when it comes to matters of BP, but I find it difficult to believe that the Reds couldn’t come up with a little something for Brandon. Phillips goes out there every day and plays like he is playing for a contract extension. He does awesome things for the community and the fans and is one of Cincinnati’s greatest celebrities.
There has been much speculation on whether or not BP will be around after this season. I think it is still way too early to make those kinds of statements, but I know that Brandon wants to stay a Red and doesn’t want anything more than a fair deal. I also know that if the Reds can’t come up with something for BP, there will be a lot of fans who won’t be able to forgive the Reds organization, myself included.