Originally Posted by xsteve1
If Votto was producing the way he is supposed to this Reds team would be so much better. He walks way too much for a guy that needs to be a run producer.
Votto might go on one of his patented tears for a month and it will skew all his numbers into a positive tone. The fact of the matter is, we are still shy of the All-star break and have a better record than last season. Considering the injuries in the pen and to Ludwick/Heisey, the struggles of Fraizer and Cozart and the recent struggles of BP, is it really fair to pin any dissatisfaction solely on Votto.
He could have done better than pop out with the bases loaded in Oakland and Arroyo could have given up 5 fewer runs. Those same situations will certainly present themselves several more times over the course of the season.
First place in June doesn't mean a whole lot as long as you're not 10 games out.
I think they gotta stay positive and keep grinding it out...