Originally Posted by HokieRed
I'd start the stretching out process right now. This is, IMO, about the best news for 2012 we could hear; the only thing comparable would be that Votto had decided to move to LF.
What about Votto signing an extension for about 18M per for 3 additional years to what he has now? I think that would be better than either. Though I do really like both of the other ideas too.