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The Reds may have been planning to trade 2B Brandon Phillips, but that no longer seems to be the case, according to the following reports...

Dec. 6: The buzz in Cincinnati is that the front office and ownership are split: some like him, some are tired of him, some know he's their best bet to free up money and help the farm system, others can't think of the Reds without him. So, in cases like that, either it takes an overwhelming offer or the owner steps in and sets the direction. I have not heard any connection between the Mets and Phillips, though it stands to reason he would be of interest to Sandy Alderson in the event he moves Daniel Murphy for a more powerful bat...

Dec. 4: The Reds are now unlikely to trade Phillips (Rosenthal).

Nov. 7: Phillips is as good as gone, a league executive said (Passan).

Nov. 6: Phillips is available in the right trade, but the price is steep (Heyman); the Dodgers, Tigers, Royals and Orioles are interested in acquiring a second baseman (Heyman).

Nov. 5: The Yankees have inquired about Phillips (Heyman).

Oct. 19: The Reds intend to shop Phillips this winter (Nightengale)

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