Joey Votto Signs 10 Year Deal

    

Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a 10 year deal worth $225 million dollars., he previously signed a 2 year deal worth $26m, all together that adds up to 12 years for $251.5 million dollars. The 10 year contract does not start until the 2014 season though. That’s more than Prince Fielder got in free agency (9 years, $214 million) and Albert Pujols’ contract (10 years, $240 million). As a whole the contract will keep Joey Votto in a Reds uniform until he is 40 years. Continue reading

2012 Outlook: Cincinnati Reds

In 2011, the Cincinnati Reds followed their division title with a disappointing 79-83 record.  Most of the blame can be put on an underachieving pitching staff.  2012 seems to be their target year, with Brandon Phillips in a walk year and Joey Votto in his last cheap year.  If the Reds do not make the playoffs, it is likely that both stars will be gone, which will send them into rebuilding mode. Continue reading