Re: Votto is not the issue. (Buster Olney Explains)
The entirety of the problem is the focus on the type of production instead of the amount of it. It really is that simple. And it's not limited to Votto, it's a team-wide criticism that is really myopic.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.