Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
They'd be foolish not to pick up the option for a year, at least. They can make a run at doing something in 2012 and then re-tool for 2013 -- possibly dealing Votto in the offseason.
Agreed, the dearth of quality at the position factors in too. However I don't see another long term contract for him here if he wants to be "shown the money"