Re: The Excellence of Joey Votto
Joey will DOMINATE with more runners on base in front of him. No more pitching around him, unless you want a guaranteed big inning. I read on ORG, I think, that nearly 75% of his plate appearances were with no one on. This year, having Choo-BP in front of him is going to lower than number.
Also, BP will be the beneficiary of having the best hitter in the NL protecting his spot in the lineup. Cozart's power will be a little more meaningful lower in the lineup as well.
What a great time to be a Reds fan.