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Brandon Phillips Is a Business, Man

Are you this man’s homeboy?

If there are two things you should take from the post you’re currently reading, the first of those things is that the author, Carson Cistulli, has listened to at least one hip-hop song in his life and won’t hesitate to leverage that experience into the title of a blog post about baseball.

The second thing you should know is how Brandon Phillips has an understanding of the free market and won’t hesitate to leverage that understanding into awesome quotes that an author like myself can steal for his own blog and get bigpageviewsuccess!!!

Despite the fact that Reds GM Walt Jocketty has made it clear he’ll be picking up Phillips’ $12MM option for 2012, Phillips was in a mind Wednesday to consider time future. Regarding life after his present contract, Phillips said the following within earshot of MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon:

No bueno. This is my last contract. There is no homeboy hookup. I just want to be paid what I am worth.

Just so we’re all understanding here, allow me to provide a glossary for the blockquoted text.

Homeboy Hookup = Hometown Discount

Paid What I Am Worth = Market Value

No Bueno = No Effing Bueno