Votto Wins NL MVP

Joey Votto as featured on SI cover (Photo: Sports Illustrated Image Vault)

Joey Votto garnered NL MVP honors by winning 31 of 32 first place votes.

Votto becomes the first Reds MVP since Barry Larkin won the MVP in 1995.

Joey Votto edged out Cardinals star Albert Pujols and Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Pujols won the silver slugger and golden glove award for first base, but Votto was almost unanimous for the most valuable player.

Votto is now immortalized among the great all-time Reds. He joins George Foster, Johnny Bench, Frank Robinson, Pete Rose as will as Barry Larkin.

Votto led the National League in on base percentage (.424) and slugging percentage (.600). He also was second in batting average and third in home runs and RBI’s. When the Reds called up Joey Votto, no one could have imagined how quickly Votto has become the NL MVP. The scary thing for the rest of the NL is that he might still be getting better. His drive and hunger to improve have made him the best player in the National League for now, and you can expect his production to continue for years down the road.

Joey Votto and the Reds made the playoffs as Pujols and Carlos Gonzalez sat on the sidelines during October. That fact, no doubt, contributed to such a landslide victory for Votto.

BlogRedMachine extends a congratulations to Joey Votto and all his teammates who contributed to such a miraculous season.


Topics: Cincinnati Reds, Joey Votto, MVP

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