Originally Posted by dougdirt
I don't fault you or anyone else for having any questions about it.
He said his long swing would cause his numbers to decline as he moved up and well, he moved up and that wasn't exactly the case. I am not saying he is wrong, but I don't think he is right exactly either. He suggests Votto's contact would lower as he moved forward, but he did move forward, and his contact has gone up slightly.
Agreed and that's why I am not on here all the time discussing getting rid of Votto and saying he stinks and screaming it from the mountain tops. But it's more a situation where I have decided to harness my excitement for him until I see him more often.
And likewise have mentioned here so that anyone else would perhaps not have higher expectations for Joey early on. Call it pre-ventative maintenance so to speak.
It's similiar to what happened to Homer. Right now there are those who's expectations of him were unrealistic, he's still awesome and likely will be dominant at some point. But the problem there is they didn't hear ahead of time that he will still need to develop while in the majors. Now there are a few calling him a bum, and for what? Because he wasn't as advertised, which is completely the fault of the Reds F.O., who said he wouldn't be here until he was ready. He wasn't ready and now he has to take unneccessary flack.
The 1st true sign IMO that this F.O. is more about the dollar then they have stated. Just hoping that people will "get it" with Joey and give him some rope before they call him a bust as well.