Re: Walks to Votto and OBP
Too many 7 and 8 hole types in the line-up. Pitchers don't fear getting burned so they pound the zone...
...Except to Votto and sometimes Bruce.
Its really that simple IMO. A lefty bat or two to at least make them change the formula from get ahead on the first pitch, throw balls that break away from all those RH bats and watch them expand their zone late in the count because they fell behind early.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS