All things being equal, any team in the majors would rather lose a .199-hitting catcher and two backup players than a former NL Most Valuable Player in his prime. Unfortunately for the Cubs, things are hardly equal. So while Dale Sveum watches his lineup sputter without the occasional contributions from Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson and Jeff Baker, Dusty Baker loves how the Reds have played without Joey Votto.
Cueto mows down punchless Cubs
Chicago Tribune | Aug 13