I don't think there's a single deal I'd be genuinely happy about. I've been following his career since I was like 14, so Votto may very well be my last totally irrational sports hero. I hang on every at bat, revel in every opposite field smash, go through momentary heartbreak in the rare instance he's fooled by a changeup. I've seen some great players, but there's just something fascinating about Votto's character that makes me feel like I'm watching something that speaks beyond baseball. I wanna see him hang up the spikes in Red and I don't think Posey, Trout, or anyone else could change that. (Unless of course Trout finally embraces fancy coffees)
I'm not sure how Jocketty could say no to Trout for Votto.
"This isnít 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
I'd do Profrar, Olt, and Darvish.
I'd do Strasburg and Harper.
I'd do Trout and Jared Weaver.
I don't believe any of those teams would do those deals, however.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Teddie Ballgame's frozen head.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Kinda surprised no one would trade him for peanuts just to get rid of his contract. If you don't like the contract (and I believe many don't) it's fair to want to do so.
Mike Trout would do it for me. Other than him, there is no one I'd consider dealing for Votto straight-up in MLB. But if the Angels come calling and dangling Trout, you have to do it.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
"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."
This leads me to my next thread I start called "What would it take to get Paul Janish back?"
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
2013-14 $2M total
That's $290. I could be wrong, but with the TV money, this might actually be low. Lol
Votto is due $257M over the same time period, if the Reds pick up his 2024 option.
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