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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...

How Have Previous Joey Vottos Aged?

Now that Joey Votto is signed with Cincinnati through his age 39 season, there’s a lot of talk about how long he can be expected to remain productive. The Reds are basically accepting that this deal will be an albatross at the end of the contract in order to secure premium years at reasonable prices in the first half of the deal. The discussion of the contract should not be whether...

Joey Votto agrees to 10-year, $225 million extension with 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 [...]

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 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’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 ESPN.com'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 may regret massive Votto contract

Am I missing something? Have the standards for valuing players changed that much, seemingly overnight? Maybe, if you believe that the sale of the Dodgers for $2.15 billion significantly raised the value of all franchises, and that fat new local TV contracts await all 30 clubs. But even if you give the Reds every benefit of the doubt -- and it takes an Anthony Davis-sized leap to...

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...
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