Cincinnati Reds and Joey Votto agree to 12 year, $200 million deal

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Star slugger Joey Votto agreed to a 12-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds today that is the longest guaranteed contract in major league baseball history. The contract adds 10 years to his old contract, and includes a club option for 2024.

The Reds secured their 2010 National League MVP for more than $200 million, a much more expensive contract than Ken Griffey Jr. when he returned to his home town. The longest MLB deal in history is also the largest in Reds’ history.

Unlike Prince Fielder with the Brewers and Albert Pujols with the Cardinals, the Reds weren’t going to let their star get away.

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Streak for the Cash: Orioles over Reds

“We’re going streaking… through the quad to the gymnasium!” Okay, maybe just virtually, but nonetheless we are one-for-one so far on picking ESPN’s Streak for the Cash. Let’s keep it going!

For the remainder of the baseball season, I will try to give one baseball game a day that I think is a lock for the Streak for the Cash. Let’s see how big of a streak we can build.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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WHIP: One of the Most Important Stats Not Discussed in Baseball

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Run totals have been down throughout baseball this spring. One must not look any further than Dustin Pedroia in Boston. He has been hitting in the .240s for a while. When can you remember that happening with him this late in the season?

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