These are tough times for the Reds, who finished a dismal 64-98 last season. The team is rebuilding, looking to swap veteranswith big contracts for young prospects who will be part of the team’s future.But whileTodd Frazier,Aroldis Chapman, and Jay Bruce are all being mentioned in trade rumors, one Reds staryou won’t hear mentioned in trade scuttlebuttis Joey Votto. The first baseman has a no-trade clause in his contract, and he very much wants to stick around, despite the team’s recent woes.MORE: The best bargain bin free agents|Snakes get GreinkeThe Reds Nellie Fox Jersey hosted a fan event Friday, and Votto told MLB.com he has nointention of waiving the no-trade clause that’s part of the 10-year, $225 million extension he signed before the 2012 season.Why? Because he loves everything about his life right now.”I absolutely love playing here,” Votto said. “When all this trade stuff gets https://www.whitesoxedge.com/chicago-white-sox/ron-santo-jersey going, it’s natural for a player to have that thought proce s and what would you consider? I just absolutely love playing here. I really like where I live. I like my team and my job. I like the location of the ballpark and the fans and the clubhouse and the uniform and the number on my back all the littlest things that people take for granted are very comfortable to me and something I look forward to.”I don’t think of myself as anything other than a Cincinnati Red. It’s one of the really cool things about having a no-trade clause. I’m one of the rare players who has that. I get to stay a Cincinnati Red.”It certainly sounds like the 32-year-old Votto, who hit 29 home runs and finished third in the National League MVP Michael Jordan Jersey balloting last year, wants to finish his career in Cincinnati, where he made his MLB debut in 2007.He expre sed admiration for athletes who remain loyal to oneteam.”I look at guys in all kinds of different sports and I admire the players that stick with one franchise and do well and ride out the rough times and experience the highs, instead of it being the kind of experience that you consume,” he said.