Arbitration numbers for Belisle, Phillips
Today was the day arbitration numbers were filed:
The Reds filed $1 million for Matt Belisle. He countered at $1.65 million.
The Reds filed $2.7 million for Brandon Phillips. He countered at $4.2 million.
Belisle made $390,000 last year; Phillips $407,000. Arbitration is baseball's form of the lottery -- expect every player who is offered it hits the jackpot.