Originally Posted by dougdirt
They can try it all they want. I just don't think they have the cash to make it happen, nor do I think Votto really wants to sign a deal before testing the market. But I get why they have to say that.
Joey knows that baseball is not just a game but also a business.
I believe he will test the market and sign with the highest bidder.
It's silly to believe Votto would give Cincinnati or Toronto a home town discount, He lives in Florida.
Joey knows that going on the open market is his best chance to strike it rich.