Brandon Phillips has been a fixture at the annual Redsfest event since arriving in Cincinnati in 2006. However, as of Wednesday morning, his name still wasn't included on the list of confirmed guests for the momentous bash, which is set to take place Dec. 6-7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Naturally, this sparked one fan in particular to inquire about whether or not Phillips would be attending, taking the matter directly to Twitter in an attempt to solve the mystery. According to this screenshot posted on Reddit by a user, Phillips sent the fan a direct message in response to her question.
The presumably tongue-in-cheek response by Phillips is likely in reference to the fervent trade rumors surrounding the All-Star second basemen this winter. If he isn't traded by the time Redsfest comes around, which I still have my doubts he will be traded at all, I would be shocked if Phillips didn't attend, especially when you consider how the bubbly 32-year-old seems to revel in fan interaction.