This sounds encouraging to me. From Jon Heyman:
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jo...ery-long-dealsOne obvious reason Votto, who hit .309 with 29 home runs, 110 RBI and a league-leading .415 on-base percentage in 2011, is hoping Pujols and Fielder show they are worthy of those mega deals is that he hopes to follow their lead. That goes for the contract. But it doesn't necessarily mean Votto sees himself leaving Cincinnati. Although he said the Reds haven't approached him yet about a new deal, his heart seems to be in Cincinnati.
"I'm very proud I'm with the Reds,'' Votto said at one point.
When asked if he'd like to stay, he answered, "I definitely do."