Re: Nice article on Votto's future with the Reds
Reading too much into a quote alert:
"It would be tough for a [top] position player to sign for five years. No matter how fond a person is of the city, players have to maximize the number of years,"Votto said.
The thoughtful star explained that the best players should prioritize the length of the contract when they are in their prime because "teams aren't anxious to sign players who are 35 or 36 anymore.''
It sounds like Joey is more concerned with job security than dollar amounts. Maybe he's a guy who would be happier with nine years, $18 million per than six years, $24 million per. The problem, obviously, is that somebody may offer him the best of both those worlds. Mostly I'm just trying to make myself feel better. Anyway, nice article.
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