Originally Posted by Lewdog
You can use that if you want, but I'm repeating what the 'so called' experts are saying, and it makes sense. You can't play for the big inning all the time, especially in today's game. 'Little ball' and great pitching is what wins championships.
So you want Votto to swing at bad/borderline pitches and "fall on the sword" as you put it so that he can move runners from second to third? Brilliant. I'll take the walk over that scenario almost every single time.