Is this more of a fan's hope or an expectation?
My point being, if there is one thing the stats show, based on Votto's career to this point, is his consistency from April through October. He is not a streaky hitter like Jay Bruce.
BUT.... Votto is entering the time of year, where based on career numbers May has been his most dominating month. SO... if Votto comes through the month of May without his "hot streak" then.... there may be cause for concern.
Case in point: