On Votto: "He needs to swing some more. I talked to him about that. Strikeouts aren't the only criteria. I'd like to see him more aggressive."
"A lot of this on-base percentage is taking away the aggressiveness of some young kids. Most of the time you've got to put handcuffs on a young to keep him from swinging."
By the way, Votto's lack of aggression resulted in a .859 OPS in AAA last season and in 84 at-bats for the Reds an OPS of .908. If the Reds haven't began to regret hiring Baker they will soon, I'm sure of it.
Apparently Andruw Jones is a tad bit hefty.
Billy Beane discusses Carlos Gonzalez and Moneyball.
Pic of the day: Dontrelle Willis pitching in front of the palm trees.
Also does anybody remember Dontrelle's SI cover from a few years back? My how time flies.