Re: 8/3/07 - Minor League Update
Originally Posted by dougdirt
You do know that the home park Votto plays in is a park that supresses singles, doubles, triples and HR right? Likewise, Cincinnati allows HR more than any park in baseball short of Philly and allows a fair share of doubles as well.
While I don't have a problem with Hatteberg at all as a player or a person, he will not be on the Reds next time it actually matters to be a Red. Votto should be getting at bats right now to be getting ready for that time.
Here is the way I look at Votto....
He is Scott Hatteberg with a few more strikeouts and a lot more power even though he is 14 years younger.
And I don't disagree at all with that. I agree 100% with you.
However to somehow insinuate that Votto is getting a raw deal when he's not even outperforming his counterpart isn't fair.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman