From the La Salle stag
I spent a little time at the La Salle Stag Wednesday night. I left before dinner or Joe Morgan spoke, but here's a few tidbits:
--I asked Brandon Phillips if the Reds have talked to him about a long-term deal. "I ain't going to say nothing about it. Call my agent."
A little later Phillips tracked me down. "The reason I don't want to say anything is I don't want to get in trouble."
I'd take that as they're talking.
--Cool moment: Jay Bruce sheepishly approached Joe Morgan during the meet and greet.
"Mr. Morgan, I'm Jay Bruce."
"I've heard a lot about you, Morgan said.
"I've heard a lot about you, too," Bruce said.
They chatted about growing up in Texas.
--Grant Griesser, the Reds former assistant player development director, has taken a job outside of baseball in town.