Brandon Phillips, the new Jeff Francoeur.
Nothing against Votto, Phillips says, but he’s up there swinging the bat, believing driving in runs is the best way to help your team win games.
Nothing against Phillips, Votto says, but he believes the best way to score runs is simply getting on base, no matter the situation.
And regardless what statistics may say, they’ll never change their ways, believing their method is best.
“I don’t do that MLB Network on-base percentage (stuff),’’ Phillips ...
Ted Williams was criticized for his approach as well.
Votto could be right. He could be in the vanguard of how hitters hit and think. At the moment, metrics are discussed by media and front-office types, not players. Maybe Votto bends that discussion.
This isn’t particularly promising either.
Price said Votto hasn’t participated in all of the team’s field drills, but doesn’t expect the star first baseman to miss any significant time. There has been no decision yet on when Votto will begin playing in exhibition games, Price said.
“Those little things, I’m starting to get to the point where those, I’ll be able to join in on and really be a part of nearly everything,” Votto said.
Votto responds to Latos’ comments.
“The thing that upsets me the most is the people that are talking about leadership and talking about our clubhouse are not in our clubhouse,” Votto said. “They’re not consistently here to make any sort of comment on the clubhouse. These are guys that very rarely show their face in the clubhouse, are never on the bus, not in the hotel, certainly not on the field, and these guys are constantly commenting on the importance of leadership with no sort of experience ...
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