For all those hoping to see Brandon Phillips in pinstripes–it’s not happening.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Cincinnati Reds called the New York Yankees proposing a trade of Phillips for Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner. The Yankees abruptly declined the offer, putting an end to the Phillips for Gardner proposal.
Although the move would have made sense (the Reds needing an outfielder and the Yankees needing a second basemen), the Yankees didn’t seem interested at all. You’d have to wonder if Brian Cashman took more into account than just Phillips’s numbers.
It looks like the Hot Stove just got even hotter.