Joey Votto signs a $200 million contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds
Joey Votto the slugger from the Cincinati Reds just entered the realm of the super-rich, as reports are coming in that Joey Votto has joined Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujlos as the only distinct players in the history of Major League Baseball to sign a contract worth around $200 Million.
Joey Votto is the twenty eight year old Canadian first baseman who made his big league debut on the 4th of September 2007. Joey Votto has won a Lou Marsh Trophy in 2010, Tip O’Neil Awards both in 2010 and 2011, he also won the All star award twice in 2010 and the in 2011, then the Golden Glove in 2011, the NL most valuable player award in 2010, the NL USA Today MVP in 2010 and then the NL Hank Aaron Award in 2010.
Bob Nightengale from USA Today tweeted:
Breaking: Joey Votto gets 10-year, $225 milion extension, even eclipsing Prince Fielder, tying him to#Reds through 2013. More in USA TODAY
It also seems Bob Nightengale made a type error when talking about Joey Votto’s contract as he tweeted the year 2013 where as his print version clearly states the contract year as 2023.
Right now Joey Votto has been in the mahor leagues for around five years, and is each of the last four seasons he has played around a hundred and thirty one games.
Joey Votto has made a .313 hitter career with averaging 30 home runs scored in the last three seasons. Joey Votto has won the national League MVP award after he hit a career high 113 RBI with .324 with a percentage of .600
Joey Votto’s numbers are slightly dropping with his RBI and other averages slowing down but still Joey Votto made a new career mark by belting around forty doubles and scoring 29 homeruns.
It was also reported that Joey Votto’s deal also had a no trade clause.