The Reds continue to discuss a new contract with Brandon Phillips, but they have been talking for a year now. Phillips, 30, will earn $12.5 million this season in the final year of his contract. The two sides remain apart on both dollars and length of contract, sources say. The Dodgers, under new ownership, would be one potential suitor for Phillips, though Mark Ellis is under contract for $5.25 million in 2013.