Chicago White Sox need an upgrade at 2nd base

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Brandon Phillips

May 20, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cincinnati Reds second basemen Brandon Phillips (4) makes a throw to first against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

It is no secret the Reds want to move the gold glove second baseman; dating back a few off-seasons, Phillips has consistently been named in potential trades.

The question is when will the team’s GM Walt Jocketty begin selling off pieces, as some in the industry believe he is waiting until after the Queen City hosts this year’s Midsummer Classic, but the team may not be willing to wait, given the recent discussions about stud closing pitcher Aroldis Chapman.

Phillips would not only bring that golden glove in the field (he has four of them because of stuff like this) who also hits at a career .272 clip, but also an immediate presence with the fans at U.S. Cellular Field. (He does cool stuff like this and that.)

This move would bring a little more age on the  roster for years to come, as the 33-year old North Carolina native is signed through 2017, where he will make a hefty $14 million dollars, but for a team that has not seen the postseason since 2008, they may look a touch short-sighted, especially given the current roster and the pretenses under which it was formed.

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