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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    Wait. I just re-read this thread closer. We're actually discussing the 5 times Votto hasn't been brilliant this year???
    You may want to take a recount Larry...

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    With 14 HR he is on pace for 25+ HR. It wasn't looking that way earlier....they snuck up on me.

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    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.
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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Did I question his effort? I didn't accuse him of dogging it, I think he just looks distracted/disinterested. I never thought he was an excellent defender anyway, slightly above average is how I would describe his defense.
    What does he look like when he's interested? How can you differentiate between an interested/ locked in Votto and one who is distracted or disinterested?
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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    What does he look like when he's interested? How can you differentiate between an interested/ locked in Votto and one who is distracted or disinterested?
    I used to be able to tell the difference. But that was before he was reprimanded for the F-bombs.

    Now he just seems to emit a preternatural Zennish calm.
    Last edited by malcontent; 07-02-2013 at 02:18 AM.
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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon7 View Post
    You may want to take a recount Larry...
    I've read what you've had to say about Votto on the Sun Deck, and lets just say you should probably pump the brakes on that before you tell us again up here.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    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."

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Votto is currently third in the NL in OPS.
    He's a bum. Send him down to work on his fundamentals.

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Larkin Fan View Post
    He's a bum. Send him down to work on his fundamentals.
    They don't pay him to hit for a high OPS. Oh, wait...
    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.

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Votto is currently third in the NL in OPS.
    Slacker.
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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Are we talking about his ops or his boneheaded plays on defense?
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Are we talking about his ops or his boneheaded plays on defense?
    According to the original poster, we are talking about both:

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    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?
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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    He just saved Bailey's no hitter by having his head in the game.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    Huh. Turns out it was right there under his hat the whole time.

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    Re: Votto: where's his head lately?

    I'll see all of you guys in the VOTTO APPRECIATION thread!
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