Boy, I’ve really been delinquent in linking to this, but better late than never. Everyone’s favorite middle infielder, Brandon Phillips, has been “awarded” the Fielding Bible honor as the best defensive second baseman in the entire major leagues:
This one surprised me, but it shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have. Brandon Phillips finished third in our voting last year and now has won his first Fielding Bible Award with 86 points. I voted for Chase Utley, who had the highest Plus/Minus figure at any position this year (+47 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ see the Kenny Rogers discussion below for more information about the Plus/Minus System). But the panelists who watched Phillips play more regularly have seen what he can do on the field and rewarded him accordingly.
Can’t disagree with that, and I’m happy to see BP honored.