Re: Should the Reds sign Votto long term?
No way. If he had a knee or back injury that might make him miss months at a time, we'd all agree signing him (without a substantial discount) would be a bad idea. The guy obviously has some mental issues, and we need to be sure he can consistently play 160+ game seasons before we commit millions of dollars to him.
Don't get me wrong, he is a great kid, and I have all the sympathy in the world for him, but I think you need to look at him as pretty high-risk at this point.