Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rollins, Victorino repeat as Gold Glove winners

MLB award season has begun and several Phillies expect to be up for some of the big awards. Among the Phillies in contention for an award include Ryan Howard (MVP), Charlie Manuel (Manager of the Year) and J.A. Happ (Rookie of the Year). Those awards are coming in the next few days but first a few Phillies have been honored with Gold Glove awards.

Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino were both honored by Rawlings today with a Gold Glove for their respective positions. For Rollins, it's his third straight Gold Glove and he has begun to win them solely on his reputation as a slick fielder. For Victorino, it's his second straight Gold Glove.

The one Phillie who was not given a Gold Glove who probably deserved one was Chase Utley. Utley is a fine defensive second baseman but he was beaten out by Orlando Hudson of the Dodgers. Perhaps Utley's bad throws in the playoffs did him in?

The complete NL Gold Glove list:
P Adam Wainwright (Cardinals)
C Yadier Molina (Cardinals)
1B Adrian Gonzalez (Padres)
2B Orlando Hudson (Dodgers)
3B Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals)
SS Jimmy Rollins (Phillies)
OF Michael Bourn (Astros), Matt Kemp (Dodgers) and Shane Victorino (Philadelphia).

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