The Reds had six finalists for this year’s Gold Glove awards. In order to perfectly cap off this terrible October, they went — of course — zero for six.
People are going to complain about Brandon Phillips losing out to Chicago’s Darwin Barney, but the fact that Jimmy Rollins won at shortstop was a much bigger joke. It’s ludicrous. Zack Cozart was one of the other finalists, and he would have been a much better choice than Rollins. Rollins can barely play the position anymore.
The other Reds who were denied: Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs, Joey Votto, Bronson Arroyo. Surprised Ryan Hanigan wasn’t nominated at catcher.
Oh well, can we just start forgetting the last few weeks, please?
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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