Joey Votto Lands Record Multi-Million Deal With Reds

Contract Extension Keeps Him In Cincy Until 2023

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Sorry, Dodgers; Votto isn’t going anywhere.

The 28-year old first baseman has been on L.A.’s most wanted list for a while, considering he was about to be a free agent. But talks of securing him came to an end after a game-changing deal yesterday, when the Cincinnati Reds extended Votto’s contract for another ten years and $225 million–the largest contract ever given to a player who wasn’t a free agent. This–along with Matt Cain’s $112 million deal with the San Francisco Giants–will certainly change the landscape of baseball contracts forever.

“There will be an impact, I’m sure,” Brewers GM Doug Melvin said. “Any signing impacts other people who haven’t signed.”

Votto, who is both an MVP and a Golden Glove winner, will now be with the Reds until 2023.

Twitter is buzzing with the news today as Votto fans give their approval of the deal, although some think the amount is outrageous.

Joey Votto and #Reds near contract extension. Best news of the day, by far.(image) 20 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The #Reds and All-Star & MVP 1B Joey Votto talking a contract extension in the neighborhood of excess $200M. I think he’s worth it.(image) 20 hours ago via TweetCaster for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I like Joey Votto, but that’s a ridiculous contract.(image) 13 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Happy for Toronto boy Joey Votto scoring a 10-year, $225-million contract from the Cincinnati Reds. Bummed he’ll never join the @BlueJays.(image) 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

You know why i play baseball? Cause Joey Votto just signed a contract for 225 Million!(image) 2 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Joey Votto Lands Record Multi-Million Deal With Reds
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