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Joey Votto agrees to 10-year, $225 million deal with Reds

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My first response was to jump out of my chair and holler in joy and amazement.. Then I read the details and started to get a little concerned.. Don't get me wrong Votto is one hell of an offensive player who may well be worthy of the term "Great" before long.. But I worry about the wisdom of a small market franchise sinking this kind of money into 1 guy.. And this contract will continue to be a huge part of the payroll even when he is in his late 30's.

I sure hope they will have the bank roll to continue putting other pieces in place around him. and that he continues to play at a level worthy of this compensation.. Otherwise it's going to be a long decade.

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if true, that makes this deal much more affordable for the Reds in the future.


[quote][left]Say this for Reds owner[url="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Robert+Castellini"]Bob Castellini[/url][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]: He took a big market risk on Votto, who would have surely commanded a Pujols-like deal when he hit free agency after 2013, but [/size][/font][/color][b]did so by using the $25 million per year revenue sharing money he’s been saving up over the last 10 years.[/b][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3] That’s what revenue sharing was designed for. It remains to be seen how the Votto deal impacts All-Star second baseman [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Brandon+Phillips"]Brandon Phillips[/url] [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]with whom they’ve been negotiating for over a year — although Reds [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Walt+Jocketty"]GM Walt Jocketty[/url] [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]said the two sides are expect to get a deal in the next few days.[/size][/font][/color]


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