Not this year...maybe a Wild Card
It just seems like the lazy way to do things. Of course you hope it's just a tweaked knee that will heal with time, but you have to make sure ASAP.
Sure he reports to Walt, but ultimately Dr. K has to do his job. Dusty makes the lineup with what he's given, which apparently was a 1st baseman who needed a few days off. He's not an expert in diagnosing injured knees. He has to defer to those who are.
This is a bad blow to the team but we're in no way out of it. Not sure how to think of this, but although his WAR is one of the highest in baseball a 4.4 still suggests that we're still a good ball club without him. Some positives:
Even if we're a .500 team without him these next few weeks, we should still be right there.
Our schedule during his recovery leans heavily in our favor.
Votto's injury has nothing to do with the "Pirates will phase out" theory.
This could be much, much worse than what it is.
Votto has a decent health insurance plan.
This setback only feeds his work ethic even more.
Pittsburgh is losing as we speak
Last edited by MrRedLegger; 07-16-2012 at 11:28 PM.
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