Originally Posted by mlh1981
He has great plate discipline, can hit to all fields, and can perform situational-type hitting. Some sluggers go up there looking to drive the ball out of the field, whereas Votto is fully capable of lacing a timely single.
Trying to enjoy it while it lasts, as I don't think his time in Cincinnati will last much longer.
Doubtful, but Cincinnati isn't a bottom feeder and they are playing in a suddenly worthless NL central. It won't be the case of a great player leaving to go to a team that can win, because he can do it in Cincy.
They should be able to make a solid run at the division this year.