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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Joey Votto’s incredible journey to the Reds | MLB.com

Votto and the Reds, a love story.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 11, 2019 at 09:31 AM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: joey votto, reds

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Joey Votto discusses admiration for Barry Bonds, desire to be ‘unpitchable’

OAKLAND—I remember watching the clip of Joey Votto on MLB Network. He was talking to Greg Amsinger and Eric Byrnes about hitting. It was during spring training, in a completely relaxed setting. It sounds simple enough, but when he speaks, you listen. And that’s exactly what I did.

From that moment on, I was curious about Votto and what he did at the plate ... among other things, of course.

He mentioned Mike Trout being the best player in baseball during the MLB Network interview, and when he’s asked about that, he admits he looks up to the two-time American League MVP—well, kind of:

....

But one guy Votto really looks up to is Barry Bonds. And while he admitted in the past he isn’t in the same realm as Bonds, there’s one thing he wishes he could replicate from the all-time home run leader.

Sadly, if this season so far is meaningful, this is a goal he’s not going to accomplish.

 

QLE Posted: May 08, 2019 at 04:19 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, joey votto

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Reds Joey Votto gets beaned, chooses fun over fighting against Marlins

Just days after brawling against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds were ready to thrown down once more. Until they weren’t.

Squaring off against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, relief pitcher Wei-Yin Chen nailed Reds first baseman Joey Votto in the back in the sixth inning.

Votto promptly charged the mound, but instead of throwing fists, he threw back the ball to Chen.

One wouldn’t think that the OBP king would object to something getting him on base….

 

QLE Posted: April 10, 2019 at 07:56 AM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: beaning, joey votto, reds

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Reds’ Joey Votto tries to rebound from subpar season

GOODYEAR, Ariz.—Joey Votto has spent the offseason trying to make sure he doesn’t have another subpar season.

The Cincinnati Reds star led the National League in on-base percentage last year but hit just 12 homers, his fewest in a full season, and batted .284, his lowest since 2014. He had 67 RBIs.

“It was the first year where I had a poor offensive year,” Votto said. “It is hard to speak on this without sounding arrogant. I’ve always performed at a certain level. Last year was a bit of a shock. I didn’t perform anywhere near to what I’m used to.”

If worst comes to worst, he could always become the Max Bishop or Eddie Yost of his day.

 

QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:58 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: comebacks, joey votto, reds

 

 

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