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  1. 16 May '14 22:18 / 1 edit
    In case some don't know, Joey Votto is the first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. He was given a monster contract extending into the future, and then the unthinkable happened. He got an injury right before a playoff run.

    Before the injury, Joey Votto was arguably the best hitter in baseball, a sure Hall of Famer. After the injury, a .300 plus hitter turned into an average .266 hitter. In short, the type of injury he endured makes it almost certain he will never be 100% ever again, and now he is on the DL once again.

    This shows the problem with large extended contracts. Those who dare to make them had better be a big money team. As it stands now, the Reds appear to be crippled for at least a decade or so with Joey Votto as he now is.

    Perhaps some of you have similar stories in other sports.
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    The Energizer
    19 May '14 04:42
    Originally posted by whodey
    In case some don't know, Joey Votto is the first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. He was given a monster contract extending into the future, and then the unthinkable happened. He got an injury right before a playoff run.

    Before the injury, Joey Votto was arguably the best hitter in baseball, a sure Hall of Famer. After the injury, a .300 plus hitter tur ...[text shortened]... or so with Joey Votto as he now is.

    Perhaps some of you have similar stories in other sports.
    First problem is Votto was overrated before.

    If you need examples of dips of this magnitude due to injury and/or change of
    teams, look no further than Albert Pujols. Pujols was better than Votto before
    he got hurt and changed teams, and he is back to being a better hitter now.

    Miguel Cabrera is now and has been a better hitter than Votto as well.

    Mike Trout may actually be a better player as well.

    You can blame the monster contract all you want, but all of these guys have them too.