A couple of interesting links worth sharing about why the Reds still haven't agreed with second baseman Brandon Phillips on a contract extension.

MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reported on his blog that the Reds are no closer to an extension with Phillips.

From Sheldon:

"Not really," Jocketty said. "We really haven't had a chance to talk with them. Hopefully in the next few weeks, it's something we can address."

Jocketty said he did not believe Phillips' side had set any deadline for talks ending before the season starts.

"I think this could go on for a while," Jocketty said.