Well that was a lot to unpack. But we got one more trade to mention, and it was last season.
Phillips, who at one time was a highly ranked prospect, had not lived up to expectations in the MLB. In parts of three seasons with the Royals Phillips only hit .178.
And let’s be honest, it really doesn’t matter what Brett does in the rest of his career with the Tampa Bay Rays. Would we love him to succeed, absolutely. But this is something Rays fans will never forget.