Originally Posted by Brutus
I honestly don't think there's a question of his returning at 100 percent, I just think it's a matter of when.
Honestly, I wonder if the Reds aren't playing it extra conservative now that they continue to increase their lead. As long as the Reds keep putting distance between they and the Pirates/Cardinals, they can play it slow in getting him back.
I agree they have no reason not to be conservative. But today for some reason I just pictured after a quick playoff exit Votto saying something like "yeah my knee just never got back up to speed this year etc...". Again, just thinking aloud. I think we are around Day 50 post-injury now...I think it is wearing on my brain a bit.