Originally Posted by CoachBombay
I love when people at the game talk **** about how votto sucks this season, and then on the jumbo tron they show where he ranks in the league in all offensive categories...it gets pointed out to them, they shut up the rest of the game.
If anyone was at the game last night section 118, you might have seen this. It was great
I'm not saying anything about Votto sucks. I'm saying he isn't a #3 hitter. To be honest, with his skill set as a good OBP guy, average power, and lack of speed, I have no idea where he would be optimal. As it stands right now, I'd rather have him hit #2 than #3, but there are two problems with that. First it would create a scenario with back to back lefties, which Dusty Baker hates and is part of the reason Bruce hits #5 and not clean up behind Votto. Then secondly it would require a guy to hit #3 that is good enough with the bat not to hit into double plays all the time because of Votto's lack of speed, and the Reds don't really have a guy like that.