Is there a link to the article where these quotes from Jocketty are? I need it for my blog.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Should there be some concern about Votto being 31 and hitting his lowest OPS since 2008?
(Sorry I went off topic)
Last edited by goreds2; 12-02-2013 at 07:56 PM. Reason: added comment
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In my opinion, the biggest issue concerning Joey Votto in the lineup is not having anyone batting behind him to protect him. Hard to criticize a guy for not swinging at bad pitches. Reds either need to acquire a cleanup hitter for protection (Brandon Phillips scares nobody) or start batting Jay Bruce 4th. Votto will then start seeing better pitches, and start swinging the bat more.
Joey Votto is easily one of the best overall hitters in all of baseball. I don't like the idea of tinkering with that.
"The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers."
Joey's knee was still bothering him last year. He's primed for a big one this year. I think we'll see a return to 30ish homeruns, more XBHs and a more appeased fanbase (even though there was absolutely nothing wrong with his production last year and he was still elite).
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How much would we be paying attention to this is if Ludwick wasn't hurt and overachieved like 2012?