You get middle of the pack second base production for a very high price. As a player/contract combo, he sucks.
He doesn't suck, but he's league average right now.
Change the rules. I don't like any blocking of home plate, not even the catcher's foot. You either beat the throw and touched the plate or you didn't,
im glad to see that Gardner isnt being traded for guys like Phillips and Masterson. if he isnt being packaged for a #2 starter then he must stay
I'd be targeting Ben Zobrist, Nick Franklin, Howie Kendrick as trades or just sign Mark Ellis or Omar Infante, whichever one was the better, shorter contract.
Putting aside more advanced stats for a moment…
OPS: Phillips ranks 14th
OBP: Phillips ranks 14th
SLG: Phillips ranks 13th