Thursday, October 27, 2011

Your Midweek Reds Links & Notes


* Former Red Scott Williamson auctioned off his World Series ring that he won as a member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. The coveted piece of jewelry sold for $89,000. To read about the full story visit this link.

* Reds second basemen Brandon Phillips was selected to the 2011 Sporting News NL All-Star squad on Thursday. He is only the second Red to make the list since 2005, the other being Joey Votto in 2010. The 30-year old finished the year with a .300 average, 18 homers, 82 RBI and 38 doubles. He is also the leading candidate to win his third NL Gold Glove Award this offseason. For more on both the AL & NL All-Star rosters click here.

* Tim Dierkes of MLBtraderumors.com provides an excellent offseason outlook for Cincinnati in this post published on Wednesday night.

* Johnny Bench is set to receive the 2011 Living Legend Award from The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory next month. For more on the story check out our post from Wednesday.

* Ken Griffey Jr. was bestowed the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award on Sunday. To read about my take on the honor click here.

* To see how some of the Redlegs are performing in their offseason leagues, check out this insightful post by @RedlegsWriter.

* The team's instructional league wrapped up recently and here are the award winners: Most Valuable Player - Ryan Wright, Best Pitcher - Daniel Corcino, Best Hitter - Mark Fleury (info courtesy of Better Off Red).

* By the way, we're now only five weeks away from Redsfest 2011.

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