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Fantasy Baseball Roundtable: Which struggling hitter are you looking to buy low?

When Ryan Braun finished last April with a .254/.293/.423 slash line and four home runs with one steal, many were jumping off the wagon. He finished with 25 home runs and 24 steals. Andrew McCutchen also comes to mind as he was battling a knee injury and hit .194/.302/.333 with two home runs in 21 games last April. What hitter are you willing to take a risk on turning around if...
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The Unfathomable Reality of a (Temporarily) Awful Joey Votto

It’s always a little dicey writing negative articles. Pointing out deficiencies simply isn’t as fun as pointing out strengths, and there’s something that just feels, well, a little wrong about basing work on something a player is trying so hard to do well. That doesn’t feel like it pertains to this article about Joey Votto, however, mostly because he’s always been extremely...
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1 day ago  |  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...
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Joey Votto's New Batter's Box Routine is Totally Bizarre But Seems To Be Working

Joey Votto has earned the right to get a little experimental inside the batter's box. After all, the four-time All-Star is a career .311 hitter with 633 runs batted in. But when the Reds slugger broke out an unorthodox new routine in a recent spring training game, the baseball world couldn't help but take notice: Joey Votto status: — Mike Axisa...
Via Stack
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

2016 MLB Preseason Primaries: Joey Votto

For some, 2016 Spring Training marks the start of a brand new Major League Baseball season. For others, this time of year marks the height of the presidential primary elections. While many pontificate over who is best suited to lead the country, The Sports Fan Journal fam decided to take a look at which player, manager, or front office member is the best candidate to lead their team...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

That Month Joey Votto Tried Something Completely Different

We were talking about something unrelated, so when Joey Votto slipped this quote in, I laughed out loud. You?! Joey Votto? You did what? Listening back to it even made me giggle again. “I tried to do a lot of pull hitting early in the season and it was an error,” he said, but my mind could barely comprehend in real time. “It was a mistake,” he admitted before I could point...
Via Fangraphs
March 16, 2016  |  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

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

By Matt Birch 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...
Via The Sports Daily
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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