Originally Posted by Vottomatic
I don't think alot of Reds fans begin to realize how bad our 1 and 2 hole hitters were last year, and probably the year before.
I'd bet money that batting Choo leadoff or second with BP up there too, that Votto will have alot of men on base this season unlike any season prior.
People just underestimate the value of OBP. Choo is the real deal. He's not a Jacoby Ellsbury one season wonder.
The way to really protect Votto is to have runners on base ahead of him. If they want to walk him then, that's how you score multiple runs.