Originally Posted by TRF
No he didn't. That's cherry picking 2 months out of 6, and the other 4 he was beyond atrocious. So, while he might have been money those two months, the Reds won games in the other 4 without him.
Wins count in April too.
And the BIGGEST reason the Reds won in 2012 was the pitching. We all know that.
I think you underestimate those two months when Votto was missing.
At a time when we lost the best hitter in baseball, and everyone was feeling we'd have trouble staying in the race, Rolen came back and OPS'ed over .900 during those two months. IIRC, we won 19 of 22 games or something like that, and buried the competition.
Sometimes it's about timing.