Joey Votto is clearly unhappy with the Cincinnati Reds’ current situation: They are the worst team in the National League and only four teams have fewer wins than the Reds. For Votto, who has been in the franchise for over 16 years, this is personal and clearly believes that this is the worst thing that he has experienced as a player, as he spoke with Yahoo Sports:
“"I genuinely hope that we’re trending in the right direction, but this is the worst start I’ve ever seen. If I’m not mistaken, it’s been noted in the past that this was historically one of the worst starts for this franchise. There are so many people that are losing interest in our organization - and deservedly so. It hasn’t been a fun time to be a Cincinnati Reds fan”
The Cincinnati Reds already fired manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins earlier in the season and have fairly improved under caretaker manager Jim Riggleman, Votto is not happy on how the team has performed and as the team franchise player and captain, he is clearly upset with the situation
"Not often does a player get to speak the way I’m speaking right now because my role is to do my job on the field and pretty much zip my lips, which makes sense. But in the same breath, I’ve been with this franchise for, I think, 17 years now. You can say things are business, but to be honest with you, I was a kid when I signed with this franchise, I take it personally. This is a personal thing to me”
The Reds have the worst record in the National League, as they stand 14-28 and also have the second-worst ERA in the NL with 4.83, and have allowed more home runs than anybody in the MLB with 62 dingers.