Re: What is Votto's Market Value?
What can we figure, Votto is making 20 Million or so a year on average?
That being the case, he has out-performed that over the past few years. You can argue this a bit, but for the most part, 1 WAR = 5 Million a year fair market value. So the Reds, assuming they were not going to let him walk after this year, have banked value.
Hypothetically speaking (It is ludicrous to suggest the possibility in real life) if the Reds wanted to trade Votto, they could get rid of him today to some team, somewhere without having to pay any portion of his contract. I am very confident about that.