Commercial now but they will talk after.
Votto took calls from fans and will maybe do the same next week I think I heard.
podcast is already up
Votto emphasized that his knee wasn't trustworthy all year last year.
He's training like he was prior to last offseason which was a rehab oriented offseason.
His knee is in great shape.
He may have just had a down year, but he basically has established that it was his knee.
He thinks Billy Hamilton has to play (sounds like he doesn't think he's really ready).
Lot's of approach oriented questions that get to the core of skill vs approach.
He's checking his stats live during the interview. Guys, this is Redszone fodder par excellance!
He goes into how he's always been able to draw a walk since he was 19. It's part of his game and he is really definite that he doesn't think it will help the team if he expands the zone. He's not going to do it.
The skill set vs. philosophy question was me. Thought it was really cool of Votto to take questions like that. Highlight of the offseason for me haha.
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Who were the other guys that he said he works out with? He said their names so fast, I couldn't catch them.
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.
My cat needs an agent.
"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."
Votto being "in the best shape of his life" or, at least, "feeling a lot better with that knee than 2013" is one of the huge things to watch out for this spring, given the status quo strategy we are on. I consider the stuff from Votto last night a good sign on that front.
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