Joey Votto RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kris Bryant: Joey Votto is 'the best player ever'

    USA Today "In the midst of arguably his best career season, Reds first baseman Joey Votto received the highest of praises from reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant. “He’s the best player ever,” Bryant said Wednesday, per CSN Chicago. “He’s my favorite player. I love watching him. I love talking to..." August 18

  • Joey Votto's unorthodox awesomeness is something we should embrace

    Sporting News "Joey Votto is a complicated character. He also happens to be one of the National League’s best players this season, but he’s nothing like the typical MLB superstar. Over the years, Votto has developed an interesting anti-hero quality about him. Something that’s made him just as easy to cheer..." August 18

  • Votto falls short of on-base record

    CBS Sports "Joey Votto did something Wednesday night he hadn't done since July 25: he failed to reach base multiple times. Votto went 1 for 4 with a single in Wednesday's walk-off loss to the Cubs. Had the game gone to extra innings, he would've led off the 10th. Votto's streak of reaching base multiple..." August 17

  • Joey Votto reaches base twice in 20th consecutive game, one game shy of Ted Williams’ record

    Hardball Talk "Reds first baseman Joey Votto drew a walk in the first inning and walked again in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Cubs. That marked the 20th consecutive game in which he has reached base twice, leaving him one shy of the modern era record Ted Williams set in 1948. The last hitter to..." August 16

  • Joey Votto ties All-Star Game record after another hitless night

    Fanrag Sports "Joey Votto’s been an All-Star Game regular for the National League for much of the 2010s, appearing in the Midsummer Classic five times. However, those July tilts haven’t gone so well for the Cincinnati Reds first baseman. Tuesday night marked another Votto All-Star cameo without a hit, and..." July 12

  • Joey Votto explains decision to skip Home Run Derby

    Yardbarker "Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto will not take part in the Home Run Derby, and unsurprisingly, one of baseball’s most cerebral players has an elaborate explanation as to why. Votto admitted Sunday that he’d been offered the chance to participate, but said no for several reasons — namely..." July 03

  • All-Star Zack Cozart expects Reds teammate Joey Votto to deliver on donkey pledge

    ESPN "Zack Cozart is a first-time All-Star and expects to be a new donkey owner as well. Cincinnati Reds teammate Joey Votto promised Cozart in spring training that he would get Cozart a donkey if he made the National League All-Star team. Cozart made good on his end Sunday, when he was voted the..." July 03

  • Votto believes he could win HR Derby: 'Think of me as the Canadian Ichiro'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If asked, Joey Votto would consider participating in the Home Run Derby at next month’s All-Star Game, but he hasn’t been asked. Votto, who entered Thursday tied for second in the National League in home runs with 20, has never participated in the derby. He nearly did it in 2010, he said, but..." June 22

  • Reds’ Joey Votto shuts down heckler with “I remember when you used to be thin”

    The Comeback "Professional athletes often face hecklers, but few have as good of a response as Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto did Monday night in Cleveland against the Indians. While Votto was in the on-deck circle, a nearby fan yelled at him “I remember when you used to be good,” and he shot back..." May 24