Found April 02, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Joey Votto
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto has quickly become one of the best all-around first baseman in baseball. Now Votto can also say he is one of the most well-paid. The Reds has moved to retain their centerpiece long term by signing Votto to a 10-year, $225 million extension. Votto’s deal financially puts him in line with [...]

Reds, Votto discussing contract extension

The Cincinnati Reds are discussing a contract extension with first baseman Joey Votto, whose deal runs through the 2013 season. Votto declined to say how close the sides were to an agreement on Monday, referring questions to general manager Walt Jocketty, who wasn't immediately available. Votto agreed to a three-year, $38 million deal on Jan. 15, 2011 that avoided salary arbitration...

McCoy: Just call him Pal Joey

If you are a Cincinnati Reds fan, just call him Pal Joey, because Joey Votto is going to be your friendly first baseman for the next 12 years. His 10-year contract extension, tacked on to the two years for which he is already signed, puts him in a Reds uniform through 2023. That's a long, long time, even in dog years, and when the contract expires he will be 40 years old. ...

Reds agree to terms with 1B Votto on 10-year, $225 deal

The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with first baseman Joey Votto to a 10-year, $225 million contract. Votto becomes the third first baseman this year to sign a $200 million contract, joining Albert Pujols (10 years, $254 million) and Prince Fielder (9 years, $213 million). The deal is the fourth-richest in league history and will keep Votto with Cincinnati through the 2023 season...

$225 Million Will Get You a lot of Lattes

The Reds locked up Joey Votto today to a 10-year, $225 million dollar contract. It’s the largest contract in Cincinnati baseball history. Hell, it’s the largest contract in Cincinnati sports history. I’m shocked by this, but extremely pleased. At the end of the day, I think Votto is going to age well and be extremely productive over the course of the next decade. It almost...

Joey Votto, TV markets and some Reds history

by: Josh Bethel Staff WriterWith Votto locked up through the 2023 season I'm finally glad to be rid of one of the most furious topics of debate among Reds fans. The majority of discussion about since last off season wasn't about how much the Reds would sign Joey Votto for, but who Walt could get for him in a trade or which big market club would shell out the most...

Reds hope to avoid repeating history with Votto deal

Courtesy of by: Scott Eddy Staff Writer Reds fans everywhere have had plenty to buzz about this week – the arrival of Opening Day, Aroldis Chapman being sent back to the bullpen, the trade of Juan Francisco to the Braves. Oh, and Joey Votto signing the fourth-largest contract in the history of Major League Baseball, a deal that will keep the...

Joey Votto’s Extension Means The Cincinnati Reds Are All-In

I can’t figure out how I feel about Joey Votto’s 10-year, $225 million extension with the Cincinnati Reds. It seems like a good deal in certain respects, but the gamble the Reds are taking on him shouldn’t be that big of a deal when this is essentially a regular contract for the richest five teams in baseball. In the end, it’s probably a good deal for the franchise while...

Video: NL Central preview

See what's David Schoenfield and Eric Karabell have to say about outlook on the NL Central, as well as the Joey Votto contract extension in this video.

MLB News: Matt Cain and Joey Votto Hit Mega Millions Jackpot

The country might be in dire economic shape, but don’t tell that to the San Francisco Giants or the low market Cincinnati Reds who both set new benchmarks player compensation. Lets start with Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain who is now the richest right-handed pitcher in baseball after he agreed to a five-year contract extension that will guarantee him $127.5 million dollars...

Reds getting things done right up to the opener

The Cincinnati Reds and Walt Jocketty have been busy.  First, they decided to trade Juan Francisco for Atlanta pitching prospect JJ Hoover. I don’t think anyone was happy with Francisco after showing up to camp over weight and failing to properly rehab his injury.  Now the Reds have added another young strong arm to the minors that could help in the future. Here is Hoover’s...

The Baseball Show: 2012 Season Preview Show

Last night on The Baseball Show, I was joined by Mike Rosenbaum (Golden Sombrero/Bleacher Report) and M.J. Lloyd (Off Base Percentage/Halo Hangout) for a fun edition of our podcast. It was the last show before the MLB regular season begins, so we spent a large portion of show discussing previewing different aspects of the league. Topics we discussed: -Joey Votto’s 10-year, $225...

Joey Votto and Matt Cain Off the Market

The sale of the Dodgers sent shock waves through the industry. The sale price is now supposedly 2.15 billion dollars. Magic Johnson’s group is open for business and they obviously targeted this coming offseason as a key to their resurgence. Players like Cole Hamels, Zack Greinke, Matt Cain, and Joey Votto were set to become free agents. Now, you can wipe two names...

TSS Podcast- MLB Preview

                It’s certainly been a long time since you’ve heard the beautiful voices of The Sport Sofa. We got together and talked MLB ahead of tonights Opening Day 2.0. We started close to home of course, talking about the Toronto Blue Jays. Many predict a big year north of the border. We then talk on some surprise teams, and end with some Joey Votto contract talk...
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