Is this quote from Sam Wyche the best in Cincinnati sports history?
This was a topic in 8pm hour last night on Sports Talk.
Listen to some of the best quotes:
*Chris Sabo, Fountain Square World Series: "I just want to say....."We've got the rings, we've got the money, we've got everything!"
*Bob Castellini: "If momma's not happy....."
*Ken Griffey Jr: "Well, I'm finally home."
*Marty Brennaman: "And this one belongs to the Reds."
*Joe Nuxhall: "This is the old lefthander, rounding third and headed for home."
*Terry Nelson's 1992 shootout prediction of blowout
*Cory Dillon: "I'd rather flip burgers than play for the Bengals"
*Andy MacWilliams, voice XU after Crosstown Shootout buzzer beater: "Cincinnati is #1 in the country, but #2 in their own city."
*Banana Phone: "Marty, do you have your shirt on?"
*Alan Cutler: "It's a great day to be a Bengals fan!"
What else should make the list? Rank and comment below.
What do you think of the Reds offering Phillips for Gardner?
What is Plan B at 2B? Have the situation passed the point of no return?
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Yankees say no to Phillips-Gardner deal
Nevertheless, when the Reds called and asked if the Yankees would be interested in swapping Gardner for Brandon Phillips, there was some discussion before the Yankees rejected it.
The Yankees were not attracted to Phillips because he has four years at $50 million left on his contract, has had declining offense and has had some public skirmishes with Reds ownership. Also, anticipating that Robinson Cano might leave, Phillips and his reps put the Yankees on what is believed to be a 12-team no-trade list. It was possibly intimated to the Yankees that for Phillips to even consider a deal, he would have to have his contract extended.
Brett Gardner stats/bio
Reds offered Phillips, Yankees rejected
Heyman reports the Reds offered Phillips to the Yankees for Brett Gardner, but were rejected. At some point before the offer was made, Phillips asked the Reds to open up his contract to add more money. Phillips does have a no-trade clause.
Phillips, 32, hit .261/.310/396 (92 OPS+) with 18 home runs and 103 RBI in 2013. He is owed $50 million over the next four years. The 30-year-old Gardner hit .273/.344/.416 (108 OPS+) with 24 stolen base this past season and is due to become a free agent next winter. Both players are above-average defenders at their position.
Did you miss them?
I talked with the coaches from three football state champions on Sports Talk last night.
Fred Cranford, Loveland Tigers (6:30 mark of podcast)
Dan McSurley, Clinton-Massie Falcons (1:20 mark of podcast)
John Rodenberg, Moeller Crusaders (14:15 mark of podcast)