Joey Votto: 2020 World Series would be ‘worth more’

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How much would the sports activities world keep in mind the champion of a shortened MLB season? One prime player has no considerations about that.

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto believes that any potential 2020 World Collection winner would deserve “full credit score” — and that it will truly mean more to win it beneath the circumstances.

“I really feel very strongly that any workforce that wins the World Collection, even in an abbreviated season, will get full credit score and will be capable of take pleasure in it,” Votto told Jayson Stark of The Athletic. “And I’ll be trustworthy with you. The more I think about profitable the World Collection this yr, I feel it’s freaking value extra.”

There are plenty of extenuating circumstances in 2020. Players would play with out followers and probably in some kind of semi-isolated state of affairs. The playoff area can be bigger as properly. Whether or not that makes up for no less than 80 missing common season games is within the eye of the beholder. One Hall of Famer thinks it wouldn’t, but Votto clearly disagrees.