Originally Posted by PepperJack
I felt he kind of thought the knee is what affected his change this season.
I've wondered for months why the speculation about the change in Votto's approach hasn't centered more on whether it was caused by the condition of his knee. If he had discussed that openly during the season, it might have headed off some of the criticism, particularly from the grumpy guys who sit in front of open microphones during each game.
Without that knowledge, the assumption has ranged from it being a conscious choice to the result of various other external factors.