212 plate appearances without a dinger.
At some point, you have to at least run into one?
With the same start last year....he had a 500+ slugging, now at .337.
I agree that there's a mental aspect to this, and I think he'll get it going pretty quickly.
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"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
I'm not worried about Joey not being 100% at some point in the season. I am worried about him having another injury, and another decision being vmade to let him play on it before getting it fixed...And then having yet another surgery to fix it further because the first one didn't do the whole job.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
People have been calling him overrated, etc. already...but that's just ridiculous. Votto might be the best pure batter in the league.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game.
In the end, he is not far off from his usual numbers. If he hits a couple of home runs or a few doubles in the upcoming series his number will be over his average. Like many of these threads, way too early to tell anything.
I'm sure Votto got better care than I did, but knees take time.
Also, I think part of that statement might just be part of Votto's laid back/humble attitude. He just doesn't seem the type that will say "Yep, I'm awesome".
"I'm getting there" seems more like his talk to the press.
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.