Found November 02, 2011 on Diamond Hoggers:
Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips deservedly won Rawlings Gold Glove Awards yesterday, with Jay Bruce narrowly missing out for the second year in a row so that MLB could award Andre Ethier with the Gold. It was the 3rd award of such to be awarded to Phillips in four years. The Gold Glove was Joey Votto’s first. “Defense wins games,” Phillips said. “I go out and catch the ball the best way I know how. . . The baseball field is my coliseum. I go out and entertain the fans.” Phillips was happy for his teammate. “Joey really worked his butt off on defense,” Phillips said. “That was our goal. We wanted ot for each other.” Votto released this statement: “I’d like to thank the managers and coaches who selected me. It always means a tremendous amount to be selected by your superiors for any award, especially for one of this magnitude. I’d also like to thank the Reds’ coaching staff for their help, with a special mention to bench coach Chris Speier. “My infield teammates were an inspiration t

Phillips Garners Yet Another Award

Phillips Brandon Phillips was named a 2011 Silver Slugger Award winner on Wednesday. He is the first Reds player to win the coveted award since Felipe Lopez in 2005. The two-time All-Star batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBI and a career high 38 doubles during the 2011 campaign. Phillips led all National League second basemen in average, hits (183), doubles, and runs...

Votto, Phillips Named Gold Glovers

The names of the 2011 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners were announced Tuesday evening and two Reds made the cut. Second basemen Brandon Phillips and first basemen Joey Votto were both recognized as the league's top defensive player at their respective position. The announcement was made during a special ESPN2 telecast. Phillips The honor came as no surprise for...

Phillips / Votto win Gold Gloves

From the Enquier: Red first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips won Gold Glove awards, which were announced late Tuesday night. It was Phillips’ third Gold Glove in four years. It was the first for Votto. He became, in fact, the first Reds’ first baseman to win a Gold Glove award. Jay Bruce was also a finalist, but the right fielder lost out to Andre Ethier...

Reds exercise Phillips' option, decline Cordero

The Reds have exercised second baseman Brandon Phillips' contract option for 2012, but declined a $12 million option to keep closer Francisco Cordero for one more season. The Reds also lost left-hander Matt Maloney, who was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on Monday. Phillips batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBIs and six errors last season, when he became an All-Star for the...

Reds pick up Phillips' option, decline Cordero's

The Cincinnati Reds exercised a 2012 contract option on second baseman Brandon Phillips while declining closer Francisco Cordero's $12 million option for next season. Phillips hit .300 with 18 homers and 82 RBIs in an All-Star campaign last season. The club will pay him $12 million next season but hopes to work out a new multiyear deal with the two-time Gold Glove winner. Cordero...

Defense rests: Votto, Phillips win Gold Gloves

The right side of the Reds' infield received recognition on Tuesday for its solid year of defense. Second baseman Brandon Phillips and first baseman Joey Votto both won National League Gold Gloves.

First Gold, now Silver for Phillips

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is a three-time Gold Glover, a two-time All-Star and now he's a Silver Slugger, too.

Reds pick up one option, decline another…plus more transactions

As expected, the Reds picked up Brandon Phillips’ $12 million option for 2012. Don’t be surprised if they work out an extension soon, a la Bronson Arroyo last off-season. On the other side of the coin, Cincinnati declined the 2012 option on closer Francisco Cordero. CoCo was often great (and sometimes less than great) during his time with the Reds, and he was always a stand-up...

Reds pick up Phillips' option, decline Cordero's

The Reds made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, most notably picking up the 2012 option on second baseman Brandon Phillips and declining closer Francisco Cordero's option.

Hot Stove Round-Up: Reds exercise Phillips’ option

With teams having to decide whether or not to exercise player options (and vice versa) by midnight tonight, here is a quick round-up of hot stove news and rumors making their way around MLB tonight: The Reds announced they have exercised 2B Brandon Phillips‘ option for 2012, which will pay him $12 million. The Reds also announced they have declined the $12 million option on closer...

Votto, Phillips earn Gold Glove honors

NEW YORK (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier became the first trio of Los Angeles Dodgers to win NL Gold Gloves in the same year, and Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury became the first three Red Sox in 32 seasons to win the AL honor together. Kershaw became a first-time winner at pitcher when the awards were announced Tuesday. Ethier earned his...

Reds Starting to Warm Up Hot Stove

Athleticism like this will earn BP 12 mil with the Reds next season. We’re all balls deep in football season, but we can take a brief timeout to check in on what ol’ Uncle Walt is doing with the Reds. Cincinnati started their offseason with a flurry of roster moves within the organization, most notably picking up the $12 million tab on 2B Brandon Phillips’ services for 2012...
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