For a player currently negotiating a new contract, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has had two very good days. He won his first Silver Slugger award Wednesday after winning his third Gold Glove in four years on Tuesday. The Silver Slugger is given to top hitter in each league at his position. Phillips led National League second basemen in average at .300 and runs at 94. He also had 18 home runs and 82 RBI this season. His RBI total was second best in the NL. Phillips is first Red to win a Silver Slugger at any position since Felipe Lopez won in 2005. Phillips becomes the first to win the Silver Slugger and the Gold Glove in the same season since his boyhood hero, Barry Larkin, did it in 1996.
Brandon Phillips wins Silver Slugger award
Cincinnati Enquirer | Nov 3