2013 Reds

8 thoughts on “The Joey Votto Technicality

  1. I wonder about Votto’s personality and whether he is coachable. Everyone on this site blamed Spier for that baserunning gaffe the other day at third; but it is pretty obvious that Votto ignored Spier’s “hold sign” as he was rounding 2nd. Spier then not giving Votto the “slide sign” was basically a F you to Joey for ignoring him. It was like: Looks like you don’t need me son; how’s that working out for ya?

    • I wonder about Votto’s personality and whether he is coachable. Everyone on this site blamed Spier for that baserunning gaffe the other day at third; but it is pretty obvious that Votto ignored Spier’s “hold sign” as he was rounding 2nd. Spier then not giving Votto the “slide sign” was basically a F you to Joey for ignoring him. It was like: Looks like you don’t need me son; how’s that working out for ya?

      I find it hard to believe that any coach would intentionally cause an out in that particular situation. I’ve never seen anything to suggest Votto is difficult to coach, it’s not at all unusual for a player to miss or ignore the occasional sign and I don’t think most teams would care unless it was a consistent thing that caused the team problems.

    • @zilla1126: Shame on Speier if that was the case. In most circles, people would call what Joey did a “hustle play”… and with proper assistance it likely would have worked out.

  2. Frankly, I don’t care if Votto is coachable. From results and interviews, it’s clear that he knows more about hitting — at least Joey Votto’s hitting than any coach.

    • Frankly, I don’t care if Votto is coachable.From results and interviews, it’s clear that he knows more about hitting— at least Joey Votto’s hitting than any coach.

      This.

  3. I seem to remember, perhaps incorrectly, that Wade Boggs had at least one year in which he did not foul out at all.

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