Originally Posted by George Foster
I don't think votto wants to be a Red long term. Guys that want to stay on a certain team say things like Arroyo and Bruce said. "They like it here." "They love cincy." "I hope to work something out." Just my opinion, but I think he would like to go elsewhere. I would love to have him for his whole career and I think he should remain loyal to the reds as they were to him during his "nervous problems" when a lot of teams and G.M.'s would have thrown him under the bus. The Reds kept it "in-house" and allowed him to work through his problems...for as long as it took. A lot of teams would have put pressure on him to suck it up and get back in the line up. That should be worth something to Votto...we will see.
What are you talking about? Votto is under team control for 3 more years so this is a non issue for at least one more season...
Also, Arroyo was adamant about not giving the Reds a discount, and then all of a sudden he won 17 games and decided it was in his best interest to stay...