Re: Joey Votto: Run Producer
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
The point is that having "protection" doesn't make you a better hitter and not having protection doesn't make you a less productive hitter.
The bigger point we should take away is that managers should stop worrying about protecting certain guys and trying to make certain kinds of production happen and instead simply worry about giving the best hitters the most plate appearances.
I got that. I thought you were saying something different in the passage I cited above. Maybe I misunderstood.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013