Joey Votto RUMORS & NEWS

  • The rest of this season could make or break Joey Votto's Hall of Fame case

    Sporting News "This much is clear. Through the end of last year, Joey Votto was on-pace to be one of the best first basemen in baseball history. Over his first nine seasons, the Cincinnati Reds stalwart compiled 29.2 Wins Above Average, ninth-best among all first basemen for these years. Of the eight men in..." June 15

  • Joey Votto Sucks Right Now And The Reds Will Have To Pay Him Forever

    Deadspin "The Cincinnati Reds have been complete dogshit this season, but the most concerning decline has been their first baseman. Joey Votto’s power is missing in 2016. His hitting is, too. Votto hit his eighth and ninth home runs in the Reds’ last two games, which raised his slugging percentage..." June 01

  • What to do if your child was trolled by Joey Votto

    The Good Phight "The bald head. The sad, distant stare. The way he just stands there and draws a walk, as if he doesn't even care what's happening. Being Canadian. There are many reasons we assumed Joey Votto was a sociopath, and now we know for certain. It was a beautiful afternoon for baseball, you assured..." May 16

  • Joey Votto following Bryce Harper’s advice to make baseball fun again

    Larry Brown Sports "When Bryce Harper said he wanted to make baseball fun again, his statement had far-reaching effects. In fact, Joey Votto says he has taken Harper’s advice. Votto homered in the first inning of the Reds’ victory over the Brewers on Friday and did a jump celebration with teammate Brandon..." May 08

  • Joey Votto: I'd rather quit baseball than play poorly

    Larry Brown Sports "Long one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had a terrible April. He hit just .229 and slugged just .313, tallying only three extra base hits. His famed on-base skills are still there, but Votto has not been getting hits. It turns out that for..." May 02

  • Joey Votto and Jay Bruce are working on bunting as a way to beat defensive shifting

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It’s hard not to notice all the real estate on the left side of the infield when Jay Bruce comes up to bat. Most teams employ an extreme shift with Bruce at the plate, moving the second baseman into short right field, the shortstop behind the bag and the third baseman at the normal shortstop..." March 10

  • Joey Votto trolls critics, says he 'practiced walking a lot' this offseason

    CBS Sports "By any objective measure, Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the best offensive players in baseball. He hit .314/.459/.541 (174 OPS+) with 29 homers and an MLB leading 143 walks in 2015, leading to a fifth-place finish in the MVP voting. And yet, Votto has a ton of critics, many of whom..." February 23