Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/30/12
There were six Cincinnati Reds in the Top Three for National League Rawlings Gold Glove awards for 2012 and they made it a clean sweep. All six were swept out the door. When the envelopes were ripped open Tuesday night on ESPN2, not a single Reds player took home the gold. Center fielder Drew Stubbs, right fielder Jay Bruce, first baseman Joey Votto, second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart and pitcher Bronson Arroyo all made the final three, as voted upon by the National League managers and coaches. But the team that thrived on defense, the team that was near the top of the league in defensive statistics all season, was shut out. The Reds had the most nominees, six players for the nine positions, but none made the final cut. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that second baseman Brandon Phillips was beaten out by Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney. Phillips, who made more barehanded plays than an NFL wide receiver, had won the award three of the last four y...
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