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Thread: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

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    Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    Don't look now, but the incompetence of the rest of the lineup is having an effect on the reigning NL MVP. I have never seen this guy cheating so badly, swinging at pitches out of the strike zone, taking pitches in his wheel house and playing a zero sum guessing game with the pitcher, as he is doing right now.

    Aside from putting a legit right handed slugger right behind him in the order, I cannot think of a better way to try and put this ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY superstar back on track than to sit him down and let him study a couple of ballgames at this point. Not an off-day, but a couple days to sit back and watch pitchers work.

    The season is in the balance. The lack of production from Votto right now is an emergency situation calling for extreme measures.

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    In a word, no.
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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    Votto is allowed to slump. I don't think we have to blame the rest of the lineup.

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    Nope, only one allowed to get days off is Rolen.

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    I don't see a problem with giving Votto a day off.
    "This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    A day off, sure? Multiple days off? Preferably not.
    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.

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    David Price coming up...might be a good time for a breather. Jay also.

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    There's a difference between a day off and multiple days off.
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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    You should always play your best players as often as possible in my opinion.

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    Just hit his 100th HR of his career.. wouldn't of done that on the bench!

    Currently he is 2-2 tonight
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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    Probably glad he didn't sit tonight?
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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    from watching tonight's game


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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    Bad timing Post of the year goes to..........

    I think Santo should get credit for riling Joey up.

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    My fantasy team is doing a happy dance tonight over this game, LOL

    I'm thinking Joey is all right.
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Re: Does Joey Just Need a Couple Days Off?

    After circling the bases as much as he has tonight, Votto may be too exhausted to play tomorrow.
    "This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner


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