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Deepred05
05-30-2009, 12:02 AM
This is getting bizarre. Inner ear infection? I have some doubts at this point.

Always Red
05-30-2009, 12:03 AM
I'd rather have a dizzy Joey Votto playing than almost anyone else on this roster.

It seems not to have affected his game, other than when he decides he cannot play.

flyer85
05-30-2009, 12:14 AM
vertigo is extremely disconcerting and makes it difficult to do almost anything, much less play baseball.

HeatherC1212
05-30-2009, 12:15 AM
Inner ear infection + flight to Milwaukee = dizziness recurrance (Those things don't go away that easily and flying doesn't help matters.) :(

I worried about this after the last road trip when he left one of the AZ games and then couldn't play much in San Diego. The flying can't be helped on road trips but since it's not that far away, can we ship Joey via UPS or Fedex to St. Louis!? I'm only half kidding too. :eek:

BCubb2003
05-30-2009, 12:16 AM
Maybe he can use John Madden's bus.

Strikes Out Looking
05-30-2009, 08:38 AM
Maybe he can use John Madden's bus.

Actually with the day off on Thursday, someone should have driven him to Milwaukee and they should drive him to St. Louis and then home.

top6
05-30-2009, 11:14 AM
I'm starting to get worried to. It's not normal for guys in their early 20s to be incapacitated by dizziness. Of course, I have no idea what the doctors are saying, but it does seem like a good idea to DL him in order to force him to focus just on getting better.

Then in 2 weeks or so he can worry about, you know, having to hit a small ball thrown at 90+ MPH with a small wooden stick.

smith288
05-30-2009, 11:57 AM
I'm starting to get worried to. It's not normal for guys in their early 20s to be incapacitated by dizziness. Of course, I have no idea what the doctors are saying, but it does seem like a good idea to DL him in order to force him to focus just on getting better.

Then in 2 weeks or so he can worry about, you know, having to hit a small ball thrown at 90+ MPH with a small wooden stick.
Focus getting better? Is there a way on focussing on not being dizzy?

Matt700wlw
05-30-2009, 11:58 AM
Imagine the numbers a non-dizzy, non-ear infected, healthy Joey Votto could put up :eek:

LvJ
05-30-2009, 01:36 PM
I think Votto is just a pot head who needs to stop getting high before games. ;)

TheNext44
05-30-2009, 01:59 PM
Fay expects Votto to be DL'ed.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=blog07&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ae57bcc87-152a-4f72-96fb-cc08b1f396efPost%3a31e92a01-a2d5-418c-8146-12d20383ae5f&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com

Good morning, at least it's morning in Milwaukee. I took my phone with me to the excercise room, thinking the Reds might make a move by now. They didn't in the hour I spent on the stationary bike (I feel like a new man, thank you). I'm told we may have something later.

If Joey Votto goes on the DL -- my guess is he will -- the Reds don't have a lot of chocie. If the Reds are going to play Ramon Hernandez at first, they need another catcher. Neither Craig Tatum (.229) or Wilkin Castillo (.196) is hitting at Louisville.

Drew Stubbs really is the only guy hitting (.296, .395 on-base) much at Louisville. But he's not on the 40-man. And I don't know if the Reds could get him enough at-bats to warrant a call-up.

mth123
05-30-2009, 02:10 PM
Mike Lincoln for the just DFA'd David Dellucci. Dellucci makes $4 Million in 2009. Lincoln makes $1.5 Million in 2009 and $2.5 Million in 2010. Its a match made in Heaven. Then DL Votto and Activate Volquez. The Reds get a LH bench bat and remove a problem from the staff this year and next. If Dellucci stinks the Reds are no worse off DFAing him than they would be DFAing Lincoln. With Fisher now and Roenicke, Manuel, Viola and maybe Stewart in the wings, Lincoln is just roster clutter at this point anyway.

OnBaseMachine
05-30-2009, 02:12 PM
It's a shame Votto is having these problems because he's on pace to have a huge season. Despite missing 10+ games, he's on pace for 40 doubles, 32 homers, 133 RBI, and 93 walks to go along with a 1.091 OPS. The Reds need a healthy Votto. This offense isn't all that great with him in, so imagine how bad it will be if he misses an extended amount of time.

nate
05-30-2009, 02:14 PM
Hey, the Orioles just DFA's Paul Bako!

:cool:

mth123
05-30-2009, 02:15 PM
Hey, the Orioles just DFA's Paul Bako!

:cool:

Shhhh. If The Reds put Hernandez at 1B....

TheNext44
05-30-2009, 02:19 PM
Mike Lincoln for the just DFA'd David Dellucci. Dellucci makes $4 Million in 2009. Lincoln makes $1.5 Million in 2009 and $2.5 Million in 2010. Its a match made in Heaven. Then DL Votto and Activate Volquez. The Reds get a LH bench bat and remove a problem from the staff this year and next. If Dellucci stinks the Reds are no worse off DFAing him than they would be DFAing Lincoln. With Fisher now and Roenicke, Manuel, Viola and maybe Stewart in the wings, Lincoln is just roster clutter at this point anyway.

Love that idea. Delluci is a quality guy off the bench, and more valuable to the Reds than Lincoln. Indians need bullpen arms.

Makes too much sense to ever happen, however.

Raisor
05-30-2009, 02:20 PM
If the Reds DL Votto, you almost have to bring up Alonso.

They won't though.

It'll be Castillo.

Blah

BCubb2003
05-30-2009, 03:09 PM
C. Trent says Votto has been DL'ed and Castillo is up.