Originally Posted by dougdirt
I think if they wanted to, Frazier could be a left fielder or third baseman. Reports are fine on him at both places. Why Alonso was tossed in there I don't know. He has a position and plays it fine.
You're right that Alonso's a little out of context there. I included him because he, too, hamstrings the organization in terms of finding spots that people can play. If he goes to first and Votto goes to left and Rolen's playing third, there's nowhere to put Frazier OR Francisco. Or Soto either, for that matter; although Rolen might be gone by the time Soto's ready. So Alonso still presents a position problem, more or less, because of his inability to play anywhere but first--which, frankly, is a default position.
One thing the Twins have done to make their organization more efficient is draft guys who profile to a particular position. I'm not saying the Reds are wrong for not doing that. I'm just saying they haven't done it, and with the current personnel it seems to be giving them trouble.