Reds M.V.P Joey Votto has signed a 10 year 225 million dollar extension through 2023. Votto is now the best player in the N.L Central and one of the best in the N.L. He hit 309 last season along with 29 HR’s. I expect more from him this year as you can see from my predictions in other articles. With Pujols and Fielder out of the way I think Votto will lead the Reds to a division title at least. I also think this is a very smart move and I think it should pay out.
Every year over 20 awards are given in each league the biggest of which are M.V.P, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year. Those are the awards I will make predictions for.
M.V.P. Joey Votto. The third best player in the N.L right now. The best 1B in the N.L will win the M.V.P if I am right. and if my projected numbers are right he should win player of the year as well. I think he will put up exactly these numbers and have another M.V.P season.337 AVG, 34 HR, 124 RBI’s.
Cy Young. Johnny Cueto. Last year the Reds ace posted a 2.31 ERA with 9 wins and 104 K’s. I think he will only get better and go on to win the Cy Young award with these statistics. 2.57 ERA, 19 wins, 201 K’s.
R.O.Y. Bryce Harper. Number 2 over all prospect is my prediction for N.L R.O.Y. I think he will hit 284 with 28 HR, 86 RBI’s and will dominate in the voting.
The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to terms with out fielder Ryan Ludwick on a one year deal pending a physical.This move gives the Reds some flexibility with Chris Heisey as a “super sub” or trading chip. With an out field that now includes Ludwick,Drew Stubbs and Jay Bruce along with an infield with M.V.P Joey Votto,Brandon Phillips and Scott Rolen and on top of that a pitching rotation with names like Matt Latos,Johnny Cuteo and Aroldis Chapman the Reds are set to compete in 2012.