Originally Posted by dougdirt
To be fair, did anyone lose a player of Votto's caliber for 50 games? I don't think they did, because the guys of that caliber can be counted on two or three fingers. And the Reds lost Votto for those games and even when he came back, he was more Wade Boggs than Joey Votto.
Well the Giants lost Cabrera -not due to injury, but still- who was performing like Joey Votto, and they lost Lincecum to ineffectiveness, but still won the WS.
The Cards were without Carpenter and Wainwright for most of the year (I think?) not to mention Berkman.
The Rangers were without Feliz and Hamilton for large blocks. The Yankees without Rivera and Gardner almost all year, and even Sabathia had 2 separate trips to the DL.
Injuries happen to every team, every year. This year, Madson and Votto were the major injuries for the Reds. The other top 20 guys barely missed a week collectively.