Sunday, November 17, 2013

Remember to vote Reds for GIBBY Awards

Although the major postseason awards have already been doled out, there is still time for fans to determine the winners of future awards, namely the 2013 GIBBY Awards.

The GIBBYs, or "Greatness in Baseball Yearly," are awards presented during the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla. and the honors are designed to be the ultimate way to celebrate the greatest achievements in the industry. The awards are based on votes by media, front-office personnel, MLB alumni, the Society for American Baseball Research, and fans.

This year's GIBBYs feature nominees in 22 different categories. And seven Reds are up for consideration in nine different categories.

+ Joey Votto (Best Hitter and Top Play)
+ Aroldis Chapman (Best Closer)
+ Brandon Phillips (Best Defensive Player, Top Play, and Cut 4 Topic)
+ Jay Bruce (Best Walk-Off Hit)
+ Homer Bailey (Best Pitching Performance, Top Play)
+ Walt Jocketty (Top Executive)
+ Dusty Baker (Best Manager)

In the past five years, fans have cast more than 50 million votes across the various GIBBY categories, none of which was restricted to individual league affiliation. Fan voting runs through Dec. 1.

So, remember to vote early and often.

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