Re: Marty calling out Votto
I'm not saying he is bad in any way at all. I'm just saying that with two on and one out he needs to look for something early in the count that he can tag.
Call me crazy, and I'm just being theoretical here, but if Ludwick shows any promise when he comes back I would bat Votto in the two hole for a few games with Ludwick at 3, Phillips 4, etc, just to see how it pans out.
Again, I am not saying Votto isn't a huge asset to the team. Unquestionably the best talent we have as an everyday player. I would just like to see better power/RBI's coming out of a guy we're paying $220 m over the next 10 or so years. I get that the loss of Ludwick clearly affects that production, but if Ludwick can drive the ball once he comes back (questionable with his age and the injury) I think it would be interesting to test Votto in the 2 hole when we play a team like the Astros in August.
Last edited by smith3t5; 07-31-2013 at 08:57 PM.
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