.385/.478/.590 in the month of May with 7 walks and just 5 strikeouts in 39 at bats (roughly 46-48 plate appearances).
Can we switch him to a righty? I'm worried about the sweep tommorrow cause LA brings out another L. We get to face 2 lefties and a right handed ace of the top team in the NL west on the road. Exactly what this team needs at this time. Anyways back on subject. I guess that he'll be called up around the trade deadline. We all knew that his #s in April were a fluke. Looks like we were right.
Darn, don't tell me Votto is a lefty too? For some reason, even though it probably has been repeated over and over again on these board, I thought he was a righty?
Bruce is a lefty as well?
If you look at the Reds as a work in progress, this is why they will need eventually to acquire a middle of the order right handed hitter. I even think the third baseman in A ball , Francisco is it(?), is principally a left handed hitter.
So don't fall in love with all these guys. Somebody will have to be dealt for a major righty bat. (Not Bruce, he stays.)
Francisco is a lefty, full time. He is listed as a switch hitter, but he has not batted as a righty all year.
Valaika and Stubbs are both righties. Both a bit away of course.
You can see a future lineup with Bruce hitting third, a righty bat cleanup, Votto or Hamilton fifth, Valaika sixth, Stubbs either lead off, second, or lower down.
We'll win it all next year...
The Bats have Votto playing left field today.
You have to wonder if this is related to the Encarnacion to 1st talk. If you move Encarnacion to 1st, Votto has no place to go, unless he can play OF. Sometimes you have to see what your options are.... even if you don't plan to use them.
The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.
I think having him move around is a plus, I'd like to see him try 3rd, Joey's a good athelete. He's as athletic as Ed E IMO.