Joey Votto Injury: What It Means for the Reds

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Joey Votto Injury: What It Means for the Reds

Learning that Joey Votto needed surgery (via ESPN) was like taking a kick to the gonads. Blinding pain, followed by a slow and sickening feeling that didn’t stop until it reached the chestal region.

Apart from maybe Andrew McCutchen, there’s no more important player in all of baseball than Joey Baseball. And now he’s on the shelf, leaving the Reds’ on-base percentage up Poop Creek with no paddle in sight.

It took me a few hours, but I eventually came to grips with this development, and with the fact that the sky isn’t necessarily falling. Not just yet at least.

Here are five rational reactions to the Redlegs’ latest setback...

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