Re: BP on Votto's contract and hard feelings over his...
[QUOTE=mattfeet;2912837]Ok, I just read the entire article, which everyone else needs to do. The full article really sheds light on how much he thoroughly enjoys being a Red and how much he has taken to Cincinnati. And you know what, I almost, sorta, kinda agree with him about his contract. He was, and is, one of the game's premiere 2B who was up against free agency. He wanted a new contract with the Reds and what happens? They sign Votto to a MASSIVE deal. Yea, I can see why that'd upset someone. And you know what? He just said, honestly at that, what we would be saying in the same situation. I've got no beef with the guy...people are only criticizing because they can. The way I look at it, there is no other 2B that would be a better fit with the Reds organization than Phillips.
It comes down to the usual ego stuff. Brandon thinks he is WAY better than he really is. He's a solid baseball player that is signed to a player friendly deal. If he had a better perspective into his own game he would be so much better than he actually is. His ego is the single worst part of his actual game and that's the part that I care about.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.