Reds first baseman Joey Votto didn’t want to report to spring training in too good a shape.  So he opted to get fatter in the off-season and it worked.

I tried to get fatter.  I succeeded at that apparently.  We did all the testing, and I am fatter

Votto admitted to taking time off and relaxing after last season.  He’s hoping the rest and his “fatter” body will help get the Reds back to the postseason.

Votto can expect the same results as a every other year.  He’ll be the best and highest paid player on a crappy team.