View Full Version : Votto: Triple Crown?

08-05-2010, 05:16 PM
I enjoyed this piece from Jayson Stark's Rumblings & Grumblings column today:


And if the traditional Triple Crown doesn't work out for him, Votto is still on pace to win the "Modern Triple Crown" -- championed by my friend Joe Posnanski over at SI.com. He leads the league in batting, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. And if he can hang on, he'd become just the ninth man in the last half-century to win the all-decimal-point version of the Triple Crown.

As Votto continues his awesome season, what do people think about his chances of winning the traditional triple crown? The modern triple crown? The double crown?

08-05-2010, 05:17 PM
Having a better on-base dude in the 2-spot will help with the RBI total.

I think he might be able to do it.

08-05-2010, 05:38 PM
I think he stands a better chance at the "modern" triple crown. What I'd really like to see him do is win the NL MVP.

08-05-2010, 05:46 PM
I would be okay with the MVP award.

08-05-2010, 07:43 PM
This part is telling IMO.

But even if the Reds' big bopper doesn't win either trifecta, the "Double Crown" Votto is chasing would still land him in some cool company.

It isn't all that rare for a player to win two legs of the Triple Crown. But it's exceptionally rare for a guy to win the two legs Votto has the best shot at -- homers and batting average -- in the same season.

Barry Bonds never did it. Willie Mays never did it. Stan Musial never did it. Not in the same year, anyway. In fact, only three men ever did: Ted Williams in 1941, Johnny Mize in 1939 and Babe Ruth in 1924. Good group. Historic group. And Votto is in excellent position to join them. We'll keep you posted.

08-05-2010, 07:45 PM
Give him an MVP, and he gets EVEN more expensive... Reds need to go ahead and just lock the guy up now... If they haven't been having contract extension talks with him by now, then I'm disappointed...

Ghosts of 1990
08-05-2010, 07:58 PM
I am hoping he takes the NL MVP, and batting title in route to the Reds going to the postseason. That would satisfy me :D

He needs to start making up ground on Ryan Howard with Howard on the DL Our pitchers have 6 games in which they have extra motivation to try and blank Pujols too.

08-05-2010, 08:46 PM
I'd settle for him winning World Series MVP...

08-06-2010, 04:56 PM
I'd settle for him winning World Series MVP...

Noooowww yer talking! :thumbup:

08-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Triple crown is getting tough. Dunn is on fire. 2 more HR tonight and only in the 3rd inning.