Re: 8/3/07 - Minor League Update
Originally Posted by acredsfan
I know I would be disappointed if I were Votto. What more does he have to do? If you aren't going to play him then trade him, he needs to get some big league experience. If you aren't going to give it to him then give the kid a chance to do it elsewhere.
He's 23. It's not like he is 26 and rotting in AAA. It's still his first year in AAA. It's not like he is destroying AAA either. His .843 OPS is good, but not something that is eye popping. Outside of his great May, his AAA campaign has been pedestrian. While I think the Reds should have traded Hatteberg because he has very little future with the club, he actually has a higher OPS (.882) then Votto does.
There's plenty more Votto can do and has to learn in AAA.
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