Joey Votto the highest paid Canadian player

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Joey VottoJoey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds said one of his goals was to become the highest paid athlete from his home country of Cananda. Well, he did it.

Votto’s 10-year $225 million dollar contract extension is the fourth biggest deal in the history of the game.

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Votto’s deal has been scrutinized and then some because the Reds have made an incredible investment in him that will with the extension run a 12 year course.

So how important is it to a kid from Toronto to become the highest paid athlete in his home country?

According to the Toronto Sun, it was crucial.

“I didn’t know if it was possible, but I wanted to someday be the highest paid Canadian player.”

Goals such as this sound selfish and materialistic but they also speak to greatness.

It’s another step on the road to being the best.

To walk that road you have fight harder, practice longer and force the game to mean more to you than your peers.

You want the championships but you also want to be the best.

Votto’s merit as a player certainly speaks for itself.

With his latest deal, he scratched another thing off his “to-do” list on his way to being the “greatest”

Let’s see how many other goals Votto can take care of over the next 12 years.

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