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    Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Votto implying that he's still not over his injury from last Summer. Surprised it's taken so long and he's still not over the injury.

    ďIím getting there,Ē Votto said. ďIím getting there. It was something I was progressively working on in spring training. Things like this take time. I feel like Iím headed in the right direction. ...I really havenít taken a swing ó or at least swing Iím comfortable with ó since last July. I had a few hits in spring training but those werenít typically the type of swings I take during the season."


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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    I'm wondering if some of this isn't mental. No slam on Joey but sometimes when you are injured, even after you have rehabbed and rested, you are hesitant to make that cut or throw as hard as you can or run as fast as possible. Perhaps he's still got it in the back of his mind that if he swings "comfortably" he will feel pain or reinjure himself.
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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    From Fay's twitter today:

    Votto was hitting .290 with 9 Ks and 3 XBHs after 9 games last year. This year: .290, 9K, 2 XBHs. #reds @Cincienquirer

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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainesville Red View Post
    From Fay's twitter today:

    Votto was hitting .290 with 9 Ks and 3 XBHs after 9 games last year. This year: .290, 9K, 2 XBHs. #reds @Cincienquirer

    This is an amazingly awesome stat.
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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainesville Red View Post
    From Fay's twitter today:

    Votto was hitting .290 with 9 Ks and 3 XBHs after 9 games last year. This year: .290, 9K, 2 XBHs. #reds @Cincienquirer
    Thanks for sharing this, because it seems like he had about 15 doubles this time last year

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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainesville Red View Post
    From Fay's twitter today:

    Votto was hitting .290 with 9 Ks and 3 XBHs after 9 games last year. This year: .290, 9K, 2 XBHs. #reds @Cincienquirer
    I'll take that a step further.

    In 2010 after 9 games, Votto was hitting .278 with 11 Ks and 2 XBHs.

    He finished that year as the NL MVP.
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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainesville Red View Post
    From Fay's twitter today:

    Votto was hitting .290 with 9 Ks and 3 XBHs after 9 games last year. This year: .290, 9K, 2 XBHs. #reds @Cincienquirer
    See! He's CLEARLY not where he was before. 1 less XBH. That's huge!
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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    See! He's CLEARLY not where he was before. 1 less XBH. That's huge!
    Not only that but his XBH have dropped 33%! 33% I tell you.

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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Joey's about to blow up...and God help the National League when he does.
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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    If there's one player on the Reds' roster that I never worry about, it's Joey Votto. And as previously mentioned, this is the same trend he followed at the beginning of last season and we know about the explosion that followed that.

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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    FYI... Votto mentioned in the article his knee is fine. And is just talking about "his swing" getting there.

    Just didn't want people who didn't read the article to misunderstand based on the first post.

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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    For someone that pulls the ball like Votto does it take long to get your timing down since you have swing later?

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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    For someone that pulls the ball like Votto does it take long to get your timing down since you have swing later?
    Meh. To me, Joey has always been a guy who hits the ball all over the field. I don't consider him a pull hitter.
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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Meh. To me, Joey has always been a guy who hits the ball all over the field. I don't consider him a pull hitter.
    Not a pull hitter at all. Uses the whole field.
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    Re: Joey Votto - "I'm getting there."

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Not a pull hitter at all. Uses the whole field.
    On the ground he is a pull hitter, but that is most likely due to the fact when he hits a ground ball it's an off speed pitch with some downward movement. In the air, he actually goes the other way more. That is why you will see interesting defenses against him where the infield will actually sometimes use the shift for a pull hitter but the outfield will be straight away to even shading him to go the other way.


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