Phillips is declining and expensive--but those are problems for real life, not fantasy. He still does just enough of everything to be useful, and if he continues to hit behind Joey Votto and Jay Bruce , he should rake in the RBI again. - Alex McCrum
Brandon Phillips has gone "media mute" again here in Reds camp. Only this time, it's a selective form of media muteness. He's not talking to the Cincinnati beat reporters, the guys around him essentially on a daily basis.
Even before considering that a new manager might move Phillips down the order, this looks like a recipe for regression disaster. He should still be a fantasy asset at a weak position, but don't overdraft him based on last year's numbers. - Brandon Warne