Fade2White12 wrote:3rice wrote:Just a rumor I heard, and dont have any link or news that supports it, so Iam seeing if theres any baseball fans or Cinci fans that can confirm or at least have heard the same thing.
There are some MLB concerns and a few in the inner circles who are questioning Votto's bizarre disappearance and there seems to be some claims coming about that Votto is juicing aka using PED's.
Now I hope its not true, but it would explain the Reds pulling him out of the lineup w/ the reasoning being a "mental issue" or "anxiety". The guy was crushing the ball before being sent down and showed no injury history. This being in his sophmore year after coming up for half a season last year.
Just somewhat disturbing that this could be true and how steroids makes you almost have to question anyone having overwhelming success.
Ok? So let me know if I'm forgetting something.
Votto had been using PEDs, and either on account of his own overwhelming guilt or fear of getting caught, he let the Reds front office know the entire situation. So as a remedy to allow his body to cycle out all the illegal substances (or maybe as punishment by the team), the Reds fabricated an elaborate hoax disguised as an anxiety disorder and placed Votto on the DL, all to not bring any suspicion about HGH Votto's way. And this entire scenario is fueled by the fact that Votto had been performing well since being recalled last season.
That seems so plausible!.... OR
Votto has had a pretty rough emotional stretch recently and is embarrassed for his fans to find out, so he asked the Reds not to disclose the reasons for his DL stint until he's ready to - and the Reds obliged.
I like #2.
This...as a Votto owner, reading the roto wire reports and seeing him in the lineup, only to bat once or twice or play a few innings to get pulled you could just tell something was wrong...when your in the major leagues and your team is relying on you, especially in your sophomore year, I'm sure one would feel obligated to perform...not being able to do so because of freak health issues would probably take its toll on the mind.