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Cincinnati Reds seek Jocketty, Joey, and Jay for leadership

Looking onto the freshly-watered grass of Goodyear Ballpark, sparkling on a cold Arizona morning with the smell of new beginnings and the call of summer beckoning in the distance, one will gaze upon the image of an empty field. This park, the official spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club, though currently vacant, will soon welcome a sea of Reds players, personnel...
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Free Joey Votto: One Of MLB's Best Hitters Is Stuck On One Of Its Worst Teams

I have a confession to make: I've never watched Joey Votto play baseball. Not in person, not on TV, never.Let me explain. My baseball fandom is different from most people's. I grew up without an obvious hometown team, so I tend to follow my favorite players as opposed to just one team. My friends think I'm weird because I have zero rooting interest in any game ever, but I think that...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Votto Is the Best at Another Thing

Think of some facts about Joey Votto. Chances are that your brain just made a number of connections. The first things that came to mind were an image of Votto, the fact he plays first base for the Reds, and perhaps his number and his contract. He’s also Canadian, which you may have known. Once your brain had covered some basic personal data regarding Votto, you probably moved to...
Via Fangraphs
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Votto: National League's Comeback Player of the Year

Joey Votto was a household name. He was consistently drafted near the top of fantasy drafts. He was a perennial All Star and won the National League MVP. He was idolized around the country — or at the very least in southwest Ohio. Not only one of the most prolific hitters in baseball, Votto was also consistently healthy. He missed an average of 17 games per season between...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Votto suspened two games for outburst, will appeal

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto appealed a two-game suspension Friday for his home plate tantrum, saying that he didn’t deserve to be ejected from a game let alone suspended. Major League Baseball also fined Votto an undisclosed amount Friday before the Reds’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals. By appealing the suspension, Votto could stay in the starting...
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto goes nuts after being ejected

    Joey Votto was ejected during the eighth inning of Wednesday’s Pirates-Reds game in Cincinnati for arguing a strike call, and boy did he ever lose his mind. Votto, who was 1-for-3 in the game with two strikeouts, was already ticked about a 1-1 call in the fourth inning. A pitch he thought was a ball was called a strike, giving him a 1-2 count. He ended up punching out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Summer of Going Full Votto

Owen just wrote about the fact that Joey Votto is having a fantastic season on a team that isn’t fantastic. That’s not exactly what Votto would prefer — on some level, every player has to be selfish, but Votto, like everyone, wants to be on a winner. One benefit of playing for a winner: winning is fun. Another benefit of playing for a winner: winners get attention. Votto is...
Via Fangraphs
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Votto is back, and he’s still amazing

By Derek Harvey There is a subset of Cincinnati Reds fans, of which I’m told includes their announcers, that criticizes Joey Votto for not being aggressive enough. Joey Votto who was worth over 25 WAR from 2010-2013 (2014 was injury-shortened). The narrative is that Joey Votto doesn’t swing enough and when he’s more aggressive at the plate he’s a better player. He’s...
Via The Outside Corner
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Votto ejected for throwing helmet, bumping ump

Someone forgot to inform Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto that players are subject to ejection should they throw their equipment. Votto struck out in the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and spiked his helmet in frustration. He was then promptly ejected by home plate umpire Chris Conroy. Reds manager Bryan Price made his way toward the...
Via The Sports Daily
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Votto's especially clean locker sparks trade rumors

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto might need to start keeping a messy locker if he wants to avoid being the subject of trade rumors in the future. Despite the fact that Votto has a full no-trade clause in his contract, rumors began to spread quickly on Sunday morning before the Reds-Brewers game that the slugger had been traded. Votto was given the day off against Milwaukee...
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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