Not only this, but Phillips' contract is pretty significant too. You can keep Gardner and sign Infante, and overall the payroll probably would be no different
The big difference is that Infante can be signed as a free agent, while Phillips would cost us a player or players (most likely including Gardner). This
Good. That would have been a bad trade. Phillips has 4 years (and likely more with the re-negotiation) left and is on a steady decline. Not saying I am
I'm sure about that! Anyhow, time will tell which of us are right.
Agreed. I like Gardner, but just don't think he's that good a player, and given what decent players get on the open market these days, I would not pay
When I evaluate a veteran player like Phillips or Bailey, I don't place too much emphasis on their best years or their worst years, I think these players