Joey Votto RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Joey Votto wore high-cuff pants to help umpire see strike zone?

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went with the high-cuff look for his pants during Wednesday night’s game, but was he doing more than just making a fashion statement? According to one Twitter user who was watching the game, the broadcasters on Fox Sports Net Ohio claimed at one point..." May 04

  • Joey Votto Swinging At Unusually High Rate Of Pitches

    Real GM Baseball "Joey Votto is one of baseball's most patient hitters, but the Cincinnati Reds star has been swinging at a very high rate of pitches to begin the 2017 season. Over the first week of the season, Votto has a 90.2% zone-swing rate. His career mark is just 68.5%. Votto may be swinging more often..." April 12

  • Will Votto grow old before Reds grow up?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The numbers say Joey Votto will be worse in 2017. Or, perhaps more accurately, not quite as fantastic. Yes, the Cincinnati Reds first baseman is coming off arguably the best two-year stretch he’s ever enjoyed at the plate. Yes, only a pair of injuries have interrupted what otherwise would have..." April 03

  • Marty Brennaman goes off about Joey Votto’s contract

    Larry Brown Sports "A few years ago, Joey Votto signed a massive contract extension with the Reds worth over $200 million, one that team broadcaster Marty Brennaman feels was a mistake. Brennaman, who has been a Reds broadcaster since 1974, was a host on a Cincinnati Reds radio show on WLW when a caller asked what..." January 06

  • Joey Votto explains why he is skipping the 2017 World Baseball Classic

    CBS Sports "When the 2017 World Baseball Classic begins in a little more than two months, Team Canada will be without their best player and biggest superstar. Reds first baseman Joey Votto is skipping the tournament to work on the parts of the game he has "decided were lacking" this past season. Here is..." December 29