Brandon Phillips was considered by some as the favorite for the Gold Glove among NL second basemen, but the Reds veteran apparently is not taking home the award this year:
My 2012 SeasonPostseason was GOOD... but NOT GOOD enough:No AllStar No GoldGlove No SilverSlugger No WSRing = MOTIVATION
Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) October 30, 2012
If that tweet is to be believed, does that mean Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is the winner? It's down to either Barney or Arizona's Aaron Hill.
Back in September, Phillips -- who won the award in 2008, '10 and '11 -- told Patrick Mooney he feels like he should win the Gold Glove.
"I feel like the Gold Glove is mine to stay until somebody beats me to it," Phillips said, before going on to explain he was "too busy winning" to take notice of Barney's record-tying errorless streak.
Chicago's chosen son may soon play with the enemy.
According to reports on Thursday, Derrick Rose is in talks to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal.
That is indeed hard to imagine, considering the former MVP has spent years battling James for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. But leaving the Windy City to join a rival team isn't a new concept.
In fact, a few Chicago superstar athletes have done it before:
-- Chris Chelios, Blackhawks to Red Wings
One of the best defenseman in hockey, Chelios was traded to the Detroit Red Wings after nine productive seasons in Chicago. He hoisted a Stanley Cup not long after and finished his 10-year Red Wings career with 152 points and a plus-158.
-- Julius Peppers, Bears to Packers
After becoming a cap casualty with the Bears, Peppers chose greener pastures in Wisconsin. The defensive end signed with the Green Bay Packers, where he's tallied 25 sacks in three seasons.
-- Dexter Fowler, Cubs to Cardinals
Well, at least he won a ring here. Fowler's surprise return to the North Side in 2016 helped boost the Cubs to their first World Series trophy in 108 years, but after winning, the center fielder rightly opted for the money. He signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal in St. Louis last offseason.
Watch the video above as Siera Santos and Kelly Crull relive the heartbreak.