Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Waiting for Votto


While we wait for Votto to swing a bat in a game and for Vlad's ouchie to heal, there's still more spring baseball. I was going to say something about some of the standouts but I don't want to jinx them.

Found this quote from Votto in this article on The Athletic:

So when the calendar flipped to March, Votto knew what he had to do. He called Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins last week — not to beg for a job, but to make it clear he had a full grasp of what it meant to be coming into this, or any camp, on a minor-league deal. He received no promises — and he asked for none.

“We had a conversation about my expectations,” Votto said, “and how I wanted to just fit in. I wanted to prove myself. I wanted to basically try out. And he seemed interested. Then it all happened quite quickly. I was on a plane the next day.”

Enjoy your hump day!