Reds' Joey Votto Embarrassed By His Current Team

Joey Votto is one of the most honest players in baseball and wears his heart on his sleeve. Things aren't going so well for the Cincinnati Reds first baseman and the rest of his teammates at the moment as the team is off to a 3-16 start. How bad you ask? So bad that Votto admitted he's embarrassed for the group.

The 16-year veteran has seen it all during his almost two decades in the MLB however this may be rock bottom. Votto caught up to The Athletic's C.Trent Rosecrans and had this to say:

This is awful to experience each and every day. We're competitors, professionally. We're competitors. Our job is to win. To go out and get smacked around every day is anti-everything that we're about. For me, it's an awful and embarrassing experience. You have to keep going. But when you're in the middle of it, it's definitely embarrassing.

The Reds rebuild started in the offseason after multiple trades were made with the future in mind. It also doesn't help the situation that the current players who remained in Cincy aren't performing, including Votto who is hitting .129 on the season. The Reds own the worst winning % in the MLB at .158.

Votto admitted he doesn't really remember the 3-18 start in 2018 and mentioned this season is by far the worst start to his career. Rough times in Cincy, let's see how long until the organization and their long-time first baseman sit down for a crucial conversation to discuss his future with the franchise.

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