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The Reds had six finalists for Gold Glove Awards, more than any team in Major League Baseball. They didn’t win a single one.
I understand Bronson Arroyo, Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Drew Stubbs not winning. It’s hard to judge a pitcher since they only take the mound once every five days. This was Cozart’s first full season in the big leagues. Votto missed a lot of time with the knee injury. Stubbs was horrendous at the plate, which shouldn’t matter, but does.
Jay Bruce should have multiple Gold Gloves. He saves runs with his arm. For the most part, teams have stopped trying to even test him.
The fact that the Cubs’ Darwin Barney won over Brandon Phillips is an absolute joke. Phillips is not only the best second baseman in the National League, but the best in all of baseball. I will go as far to say that he is the best second baseman I have ever seen play Major League Baseball.
Major League managers and coaches select the winners for the Gold Glove Award, but are not permitted to vote for their own players. Anyone who didn’t vote for Phillips should be ashamed of themselves. They are either being swayed by a personal bias or are just plain ignorant.
The Reds lead all Major League teams with six Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists. The winners will be announced on Tuesday. And the nominees are…
Bronson Arroyo – Arroyo won the Gold Glove in 2010 and could be looking at his second.
Joey Votto – His hard work finally paid off last year. The only thing that will keep Votto from winning is the time he missed because of the knee injury.
Brandon Phillips – No brainer.
Zack Cozart – I like Cozart at shortstop, but will admit that I am surprised to see him as a finalist.
Drew Stubbs – Even though it should not matter, his offensive woes will keep him from winning.
Jay Bruce – He should already have two. Hopefully, he will finally get the recognition he deserves.