Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Except that the "plan" is now the hibernating kind. Who can take that kind of rumor seriously?
Now, it's certainly possible the team will one day trade Votto and replace him with Alonso. What I find completely implausible is that some guy talking at a ballgame in 2009 can know what the team has designs on doing a season down the road, as if the team itself knows.
A guy talking at a baseball game? What are you talking about?
As for not being able to take it seriously because its a plan for the near future.... say what now? You can't believe that teams would try to come up with a plan on how to go about using a Top 15 prospect in baseball who they signed to a major league contract? You really can't take it seriously that they would put a plan in place for that guy?