Re: If you're Jocketty, just how much would it take for you to trade Votto?
Originally Posted by JayBruce32
If Joey Votto isn't untouchable at this point, there is no such thing and the word loses weight in the future. If you can't build around a guy like that, there's no sense ever telling your fan base that you're going to build around 'X' player.
No player is untouchable if moving him will improve the club.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.