Originally Posted by TSJ55
But, if it's my teammate, he better expand his zone his zone a little bit and swing at something he can lift deep enough to score the run if given the chance.
This idea of expanding the strike zone is crazy talk. It is basically intentionally being worse than you are.
Here is an example of someone who "expands their strike zone" - Todd Frazier
He's the best.
I also think comparing Votto to Miguel Cabrera is ridiculous.
Miguel Cabrera is one of the best hitters ever because he is a freak of nature.
Joey Votto is one of the best hitters of his generation because of his intellectual approach to hitting and because he refuses to do what you and Marty want him to do, which is "expand the strike zone."