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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover View Post
    One..... Maybe two.
    Who's the other player? Verlander?

    I think I'd rather have Votto.

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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by TitosLoveChild View Post
    Who's the other player? Verlander?

    I think I'd rather have Votto.
    Mauer is the maybe... Miggy over Votto though.

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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover View Post
    Mauer is the maybe... Miggy over Votto though.
    Someone would be insane NOT to take Cabrera over Votto. Cabrera has that rare blend of power and a high batting average. Cabrera also plays more of a premium position at 3B. I wouldn't however trade Votto for ANY pitcher, because you just never know with those guys from one year to the next if they are going to continue pitching well or get injured...or who knows?
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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewdog View Post
    Someone would be insane to NOT take Votto over Cabrera. Cabrera has that rare blend of power and a high batting average. Cabrera also plays more of a premium position at 3B. I wouldn't however trade Votto for ANY pitcher, because you just never know with those guys from one year to the next if they are going to continue pitching well or get injured...or who knows?
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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Am I missing something, or can I not edit my post? I meant to say that someone would be insane to take Votto over Cabrera. (fixed it for ya- Jake)
    Last edited by RedlegJake; 09-22-2013 at 08:44 AM.

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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Other side of 30 going into 2014 and the Reds are on the hook for $215M over the next ten seasons.

    On the open market, I think Joey would get a 6/140 contract this offseason and nothing close to 10/215M. Clearly the Reds are going to overpay on this over the duration of the contract and I still don't understand why the large overpay. I just hope the 3-4 out years aren't franchise crippling and they can extract enough value over the next ~6 years to stay competitive.

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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    I agree that we're overpaying on the deal, but there's something to be said about keeping these career players. I grew up watching the Reds and Barry Larkin. Larkin (and the 1990 World Series) are the main reasons why I've always felt the Reds were my team. Plus, Votto's particular approach to hitting will most likely be maintained over the long term. He may not be hitting them out of the park as often as we'd like, but he's an on base machine.
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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beer&Bourbon View Post
    I agree that we're overpaying on the deal, but there's something to be said about keeping these career players. I grew up watching the Reds and Barry Larkin. Larkin (and the 1990 World Series) are the main reasons why I've always felt the Reds were my team. Plus, Votto's particular approach to hitting will most likely be maintained over the long term. He may not be hitting them out of the park as often as we'd like, but he's an on base machine.
    More worried about Votto's mental make-up, especially as his skills start to fade a bit.
    He's a shy private guy, and he's seems to be a little different.
    He already fades some when the bright lights are on, and I think he would much prefer to be more in the background, and not "THE GUY". But he is the guy because of the huge contract.
    Now I hope I'm totally wrong and he wins a couple more MVP's and carries the REDS to a WS championship or 2 and makes it to the HOF!

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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover View Post
    Mauer is the maybe... Miggy over Votto though.
    I think Votto has had the better year than Mauer. Higher OBP and SLG. Plus Mauer has missed like 50 games this season.

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    Re: What is Votto's Market Value?

    This might sound harsh, but Votto might have more value if Canadians cared more about baseball and bought more Reds' and Votto merchandise.


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