Joey Votto Newsbeat
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Posey is so good he’s mentioned twice.
Posted: August 17, 2015 at 07:24 AM | 6 comment(s)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Joey Votto on Tuesday night etched his name on a Reds list that only Johnny Bench is also on.
Votto knocked three home runs against the Phillies to lead Cincinnati to an 11-2 victory and secure the three-game series at Great American Ball Park. The three-homer game was Votto’s third of his career and catapulted him into the record books as one of only two Reds to ever have three career three-home run games—with the other being Bench.
“It’s very cliche to say it, but any time you’re alongside a name like that, it’s an honor, it’s meaningful,” Votto said. “I’m humbled by it. I’m certainly not in his class, but to do something that he’s done before is meaningful to me.”
Posted: June 10, 2015 at 07:12 AM | 112 comment(s)
Monday, June 01, 2015
In the seventh inning on Sunday, Votto drew a three-ball walk against Nationals reliever Matt Grace. The Reds had already scored once to break a 2-2 tie prior to the walk, but they went on to score five more en route to an 8-2 win.
I didn’t realize the Canadian exchange rate had gotten so bad.
Monday, March 23, 2015
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 told USA TODAY Sports. “I think that’s messing up baseball. I think people now are just worried about getting paid, and worrying about on-base percentage, instead of just winning the game.
“That’s the new thing now. I feel like all of these stats and all of these geeks upstairs, they’re messing up baseball, they’re just changing the game. It’s all about on-base percentage. If you don’t get on base, then you suck. That’s basically what they’re saying. People don’t care about RBI or scoring runs, it’s all about getting on base.
“Why we changing the game after all of this time? If we all just took our walks, nobody would be scoring runs. Nobody would be driving anybody in or getting anybody over. How you doing to play the game like that. People don’t look at doing the things the right way, and doing things to help your team win.
“I remember back in the day you hit .230, you suck. Nowadays, you hit .230, with a .400 on-base percentage, you’re one of the best players in the game. That’s amazing. I’ve never seen (stuff) like that. Times have changed. It’s totally different now.
Friday, March 06, 2015
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.
Posted: March 06, 2015 at 06:15 AM | 1 comment(s)
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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.
Posted: March 03, 2015 at 06:41 AM | 2 comment(s)
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