I think this is a wonderful article by Joe Posnanski breaking down how ballplayers age, and I feel any Reds fan should read this with the Joey Votto situation looming. Votto will be entering his age 30 season in the first year of his NEW long term contract. Studying some of the numbers and looking at baseball history, should the Reds REALLY lock up Votto long term, even if they get a "discount"? I'd be interested to hear some of your responses. Do we follow our hearts or our brains when it comes to this contract discussion? Obviously, this could also apply to Phillips.