I love this quote from Dusty:

“I’m sure he’s a little sore, but you know, Votto’s a man,” Baker said. “That’s what men do, they come to play.”

Indeed. I think all of Cincinnati is learning that Votto comes to play every single day.

8 Responses

  1. brublejr

    Now they need to lock him up long term so we don’t lose da man.

  2. John

    And get him to grow a real beard so he looks like a real man.

  3. Marty the Cynic

    Votto should wear suspenders and swing logs instead of bats.

  4. Matt Steele

    I think at the end of this year we need to examine our options in locking Votto Bruce Volquez and/or Cueto (some combination of that 4 if not all of them) to some sort of long term deal. One that hopefully won’t hamper us financially but will give us something to build upon

  5. Sultan of Swaff

    Cost containment is the name of the game right now, even if you don’t intend on keeping a player. Manageable contracts increase their trade value. Given the economy, it makes sense for the players to get some security as well. Besides Pujols, maybe Berkman, can you name another 1B who will have a better year in the NL?

  6. TheNatural

    Sultan,
    Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder and Ryan Howard come to mind.