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    Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Votto is really becoming a problem. He is hurting opposing pitchers' feelings, making other Reds hitters looking like they are not doing their jobs, his doubles beg for Bruce to be IBB'd, he is not won a gold glove since last season, and he is on a pace to be caught stealing 6 times. I think he needs to go to Louisville to work on his fundamentals.

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            GP	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	SB	CS	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
    2012 	57	195	37	71	25	0	10	38	46	45	4	2	.364	.484	.646	1.130
    Career	673	2417	405	764	177	9	128	436	381	522	40	19	.316	.411	.556	.967
    Proj.	162	554	105	202	71	0	28	108	131	128	11	6	.364	.484	.646	1.130
    Last edited by klw; 06-08-2012 at 08:46 PM.

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    I have some breaking news for everyone:

    Joey Votto is really good at baseball.

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    One more foul out from him and he should be released. Those foul HRs are getting old too.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    On pace to break the record number of doubles in a season. Doubles. Gak. That's like kissing your sister.
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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Clone him.
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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    On pace to break the record number of doubles in a season. Doubles. Gak. That's like kissing your sister.
    Funny record, mostly 20's and 30's... leader played in a Fenway a huge hitters park in the 30's known for doubles.

    Only two recent guys on top ten list, both from 2000

    2000... note that season the 2nd highest MLB OPS in modern history

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    DOUBLES                       YEAR     2B     
    1    Earl Webb                1931       67   
    T2   George Burns             1926       64   
    T2   Joe Medwick              1936       64   
    4    Hank Greenberg           1934       63   
    5    Paul Waner               1932       62   
    6    Charlie Gehringer        1936       60   
    T7   Tris Speaker             1923       59   
    T7   Chuck Klein              1930       59   
    T7   Todd Helton              2000       59   
    T10  Billy Herman             1935       57   
    T10  Billy Herman             1936       57   
    T10  Carlos Delgado           2000       57
    Helton hit 18 2b's in August

    Delgado 19 in July

    Webb had 16 in May, 18 in July, 13 in September that's 47

    Votto is on pace for 71... in a HR park that has had lower 2b rates in the past

    FWIW: Here are the Reds with 47 2b's in a season

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    DOUBLES                       YEAR     2B     
    T1   Pete Rose                1978       51   
    T1   Frank Robinson           1962       51   
    3    Dmitri Young             1998       48   
    T4   Pete Rose                1975       47   
    T4   Vada Pinson              1959       47
    Dmitri... Fastball.com.. good times!

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Votto keeps my son up way past his bedtime.

    GL

    /one more AB ... pleeeeeeaaaasssssseeeeeee?!?
    Last edited by gonelong; 06-08-2012 at 11:20 PM.

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    I would probably send him to the minors after his performance tonight. Striking out is unacceptable.

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    He needs to focus more on baseball and less on designer clothes and fancy coffee.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    He needs to focus more on baseball and less on designer clothes and fancy coffee.
    I'm going to have to ask you to stop stealing my gimmick. How can I make this joke if you make it first?

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I would probably send him to the minors after his performance tonight. Striking out is unacceptable.
    He is currently on pace for a career high

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    He needs to do more to boost attendance.

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    I will say that my heart was in the pit of my stomach the other night when he fouled that pitch off his knee. I really thought he broke something.

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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Joey needs to work on his clichés.
    When he's interviewed, he refuses to give the standard answer.

    For example:

    Q: Was this a very important win for the team?

    Baker Answer: "Oh Yeah. BIG TIME. Coming from behind and after the Pittsburgh series. Yeah, we needed this one"

    Joey Answer: "No. All wins are the same. It doesn't matter"

    I enjoy it but he drives guys like Day and Pecoro crazy.
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    Re: Joey Votto- What to do with him?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Joey needs to work on his clichés.
    When he's interviewed, he refuses to give the standard answer.

    For example:

    Q: Was this a very important win for the team?

    Baker Answer: "Oh Yeah. BIG TIME. Coming from behind and after the Pittsburgh series. Yeah, we needed this one"

    Joey Answer: "No. All wins are the same. It doesn't matter"

    I enjoy it but he drives guys like Day and Pecoro crazy.


    If that's a real quote my man crush just hit a new record high.

    Marry me Joey! MARRY ME!


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