Re: Anyone else becoming concerned with Votto
Originally Posted by ervinsm84
I'm pretty sure if his swing was atrocious other teams would be going right after him to challenge him repeatedly like they do when a pitcher comes to the plate. How come this guy with such an atrocious swing has ~ 2x the number of walks of the guy in 2nd in walks? Does he just have the magic elixir that makes teams throw that many more balls to him? Do we really think MLB teams would not have noticed this change to an atrocious swing and adjusted their pitching approach to him?
His reputation, for one.
Watching Joey Votto right now, there is no reason to pitch around him.
He isn't scaring anyone.
The walks will stop if this swing continues.
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