With 14 HR he is on pace for 25+ HR. It wasn't looking that way earlier....they snuck up on me.
So... does this thread have to do with the new contract? Did Joey's new deal include some "never ever screw up" clause? Because folks are acting like he doesn't have the right to have off games here and there. Guy is human -- sometimes refreshingly so -- and I don't think we should be getting all worked up if he has a few mistakes.
But maybe that's just me. If so, carry on.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
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.
Last edited by malcontent; 07-02-2013 at 02:18 AM.
Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
Votto is currently third in the NL in OPS.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.
Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg
Are we talking about his ops or his boneheaded plays on defense?
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
Votto: where's his head lately?
He's obviously a great player. Lately, however, he just hasn't been sharp...yes, at the plate, but even more so in the field and on the bases. Today's game vs. Milwaukee is case in point:
Picked off of first in the first inning
the base hit by Yovani Gallardo, he made a very poor attempt at the ball...that ball is snagged by most MLB 1B.
Over the past week or so we've seen him drop an easy pop up and a few games ago he dropped a couple for fairly routine throws to first base.
All the while, he's hitting .229 so far in June. So it's not just his lapses on the field and on the bases, his hitting is suffering, too. So, to me, it begs the question...Where's his head at right now?
I'll see all of you guys in the VOTTO APPRECIATION thread!
Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*
Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: TBA