Showing posts with label Joey Votto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joey Votto. Show all posts


Cincinnati Reds Make Joey Votto a Rich Man

Let us begin by expressing how sexy we think Joey Votto is.

Moving on. The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to give the reigning National League MVP a three-year contract worth $38 million, buying out his final arbitration years.

This is pretty great news for Joey, considering the first baseman made just $525,000 last season.

Votto made his very first All-Star team by way of fan vote last season, and finished second in the NL with a .324 batting average and third in home runs and RBI with 37 and 113, respectively. Leading the league with a ridiculous .600 slugging percentage, he was best-in-baseball with a .424 on-base percentage as well. In short, he had a damn good year.

Congratulations buddy, you've earned it!

Joey Votto Crushes NL MVP Voting

After helping the Cincinnati Reds reach the postseason for the first time in 15 years, Joey Votto received 31 of 32 first place votes to earn the 2010 National League MVP honor.

His 443 points awarded by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America topped reigning NL MVP-hog Albert Pujols by a mile.

After winning the MVP in 2005, 2008 and 2009, Pujols came in second with 279 points and the other first place vote, from (who else but) Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Homer much?

While Pujols had yet another magnificent season, Votto was a first-time All-Star, finishing second in the NL in hitting with a .324 batting average and third in homers (37) and RBI (113). He also led the league in slugging percentage (.600), was best in the majors in on-base percentage (.424) and swiped 16 bases in 21 attempts.


The All-Star Roster Has Been Decided

The All-Star final fan votes are in. It was no surprise that ass-kicking Joey Votto made it for the National League team. The only surprise was that he didn't make the roster prior to the fan voting. He promptly thanked his voters this afternoon by hitting bomb number 22 on the season. He's the first ever Cincinnati Reds player to make it into the game based on the final fan vote. Way to go, Joey!

In a much tighter race, Nick Swisher managed to eek past Kevin Face-muff Youklis to claim the final spot for the American League. There were five very deserving players up for the final spot, and based on their numbers, some might say that Michael Young, Delmon Young, or Paul Konerko have been having better seasons than Swisher or Youklis. But the Youngs and Konerko just couldn't compete with Swisher's Twitter campaign, the celebrity and/or senate endorsements for Swish and Youk, or the sheer number of voters the larger market teams have.

Vote Votto

Need I say more?

If this picture isn't worth a thousand words to you, check out our recent post on the badassery of Joey Votto and how he's pretty much a wild animal.

Then vote him onto the 2010 NL All-Star team!! And do it pronto, because you only have until 4pm ET today to do so.

The Cincinnati Reds first baseman is batting .313 on the season with 21 homers and 59 RBI.

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Joey Votto is Out of Control

After nailing his 19th home run of the season Friday, Joey Votto has now reached base in 40 straight games, marking the longest streak by any player this season.

The Cincinnati Reds first baseman also walked twice in his team's 12-0 whoopin' over the Chicago Cubs, bringing his average to .314 on the year.


The Joey Votto Show

Lookin' good, good lookin'.
Not only is Joey Votto adorable, he can also hit bombs.

The 24-year-old monster first baseman blasted three homers Wednesday for the Cincinnati Reds, raising his batting average to .302 with 7 longballs and 18 RBIs on the season.

During Chicago Cubs' righty Jon Lieber's first start of the season (Welcome!) Votto sparked the four-homer second inning, followed by Adam Dunn and Paul Bako with solos and Jerry Hairston Jr. with a two-run shot.

But Votto wasn't finished smoking fastballs through the wind and the rain. He and Brandon Phillips sent back-to-solo taters off Sean Marshall in the fifth, before hitting his third and final an inning later for a two-run dinger off Sean Gallagher. This marks the first time Votto has hit more than one round-tripper in a game.

The 38-year-old Lieber, who replaced demoted left-hander Rich Hill in the rotation, joins Phil Norton as the only Cubbies pitchers to allow four homers in a single inning. He lasted through just two, and was tagged for five runs on seven hits.

"It just happened so fast," he said.
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