Re: What Would it Take To Get You to Trade Votto?
Originally Posted by MikeS21
I think this ought to be a valid concern. I know the consensus is going to be "wait-and-see" but when you've built your entire franchise around a player, I'm not sure giving him a season or two to bounce back is going sit well with most fans. It's fine to be patient with Votto, but patience has limits.
I'm betting he'll be fine. I had the same type of injury about a year ago. Neglected it for 6 weeks before finally seeing a doctor. Went through rehab and haven't had a problem since. And I'm not a world-class athlete with a large medical team. Obviously, each situation is unique, but it would shock me greatly if Votto isn't ready to go in spring training.
"Somebody will be bigger, stronger and faster than you, growing up," Griffey said with a shrug. "So why worry about it? As long as you don't let them outwork you, and you can look yourself in the mirror, then that's all you should worry about. Never worry about what somebody else is doing."