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Thread: Joey Votto vs the Reds front office

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    Re: Joey Votto vs the Reds front office

    Joey is coming into what I think is a telling season. He was healthy all winter, he's not getting younger but still in the peak years age.

    I don't care what you say, Joey has a 10 year contract which hangs around his neck like an albatross if he doesn't produce. He needs to keep his OPS up. Last year's decline is easily explainable by the winter rehab. The Reds are totally dependent on his being Joey Votto.

    I have no problem with the walks. It was a big part of Pujols' and Bonds' production. But, the power has to be there too.

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    Re: Joey Votto vs the Reds front office

    I believe that Joey will have another great season with better power and run producing numbers. A few nights ago on WLW, he mentioned that his knee was feeling much better and that he is firing on all cylinders with his overall health. Plus, Joey being Joey, he will be very conscientious in his preparation and practice.

    If our lineup is healthy, we'll win 90 games again this year.

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    Re: Joey Votto vs the Reds front office

    Quote Originally Posted by Kai Slater View Post
    I believe that Joey will have another great season with better power and run producing numbers. A few nights ago on WLW, he mentioned that his knee was feeling much better and that he is firing on all cylinders with his overall health. Plus, Joey being Joey, he will be very conscientious in his preparation and practice.

    If our lineup is healthy, we'll win 90 games again this year.
    What the Reds need is more of the same from their rotation. It was remarkably healthy all year...save Cueto and his 11 starts.

    The bullpen was another issue.

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    Re: Joey Votto vs the Reds front office

    Joey Votto is one of the best pure hitters on the planet and a future hall of famer IMO.

    Sure, I'd like to see his power come back a little, but that has nothing to do with approach.

    The Reds need to leave him alone and harness his strengths as is.

    I've said it many times on this board, but they need to bat Jay Bruce after him. I think he'd see better pitches to hit then.
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    At least the Reds are wearing camo so nobody can see how bad they're playing.


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