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Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
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3 days ago

Top 10 MLB first basemen for 2017

There are few positions that are both more fun – while simultaneously difficult – to breakdown than first base. It is annually the home many of the most impressive hitters in the game, and limiting that assessment to simply a top 10 ensures there will be some impact players left on the outside. But is also guarantees an all-out fight to make it to the top. This year’s list...
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Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays, Reds discussed Votto trade last season

Former NL MVP Joey Votto has been a Cincinnati Red for his entire 10-season MLB career. But was he actually close to becoming a Toronto Blue Jay last season? According to a report by Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star on Monday, the Blue Jays and the Reds “were beginning serious discussions” at last year’s trade deadline about a Votto trade. However, talks were said to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto makes amends after run-in with fan

For the second time in a week, Joey Votto's behavior towards a fan came into question. Luckily this time the Cincinnati Reds first baseman tried to repair relations and was successful in doing so. Votto went into the stands to try making a catch with two outs in the top of the seventh of Tuesday's Reds-Cardinals game. Unfortunately Votto was not able to make the grab as he was somewhat...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Did Joey Votto reject kid who asked for his batting gloves?

Joey Votto’s heel turn continued Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman has messed with fans a few times this season, earning himself a reputation as one of Major League Baseball’s biggest villains. He apparently added to that reputation during the finale of the Reds’ three-game series against the San Francisco Giants by refusing to give in to...
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July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Joey Votto booed by Dodgers fans for stomping paper airplane

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto drew the ire of the crowd at Dodger Stadium Tuesday after he aggressively stomped on a paper airplane that landed in the infield during the 7th inning of his team’s 8-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The fact that the paper airplane was tossed from the upper deck in left field — in foul territory no less — should have elicited a...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Joey Votto: I'd rather quit baseball than play poorly

Long one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had a terrible April. He hit just .229 and slugged just .313, tallying only three extra base hits. His famed on-base skills are still there, but Votto has not been getting hits. It turns out that for Votto, April was so bad that he’d rather retire than allow that to become the norm. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto has strange new routine between pitches

Joey Votto's newest quirk is a real head-scratcher. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman can be a little out there at times, and his new routine won’t do anything to dispute that notion. Votto unveiled the new in-at-bat routine over the weekend in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In between each pitch, Votto puts his hands on his knees and rests his bat in between his legs...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto does his best LeBron James impression

The Cincinnati Reds faced off against the Cleveland Indians in a spring training game on Saturday, and Joey Votto opened the festivities by putting together his best LeBron James impersonation. Seriously, between the chalk and the mannerisms, he’s got it all down. Better yet, his team won 7-4. Of course, James has been in and out with the chalk toss since his return to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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