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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 Francisco Cordero, opting to buy him out and make him a free agent.
The Blue Jays announced they have declined their $3.75 million option on closer Jon Rauch.
The Royals announced they have exercised closer Joakim Soria’s $6 million option for 2012.
The Rays have exercised their $7.5 million option on James Shields, writes Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.
While the Rays also exercised Kyle Farnsworth‘s $3.3 million option, they declined C Kelly Shoppach‘s $3.2 million option.
In a post to Twitter, CC Sabathia says he has agreed to a new contract with the Yankees. According to Buster Olney of ESPN,...
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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 scored...
Some more congratulations are in order for a certain Mr. Phillips:
From The Enquirer:
Brandon Phillips added two nice lines to his resume just as he and the Reds are negotiating a contract extension. He won his first Silver Slugger award tonight after winning his third Gold Glove in four years yesterday.
“Yeah, I’ve got some leverage,” Phillips said. “Whatever happens, happens...
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.
The honor came as no surprise for...
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...
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.
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 second baseman Brandon Phillips is a three-time Gold Glover, a two-time All-Star and now he's a Silver Slugger, too.
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...
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...
Monday marked no shortage of news around the Cincinnati Reds organization as the team made a barrage of roster moves. Here is my best attempt in recapping what all transpired:
* The biggest news of the day was the club's decision to pick-up Brandon Phillips' option and to decline Francisco Cordero's for the 2012 season. Phillips is now set to make $12 million...
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.
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.
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...
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...