Re: Alonso, Francisco and Frazier
There's more incentive to hang onto Alonso now that the Reds have signed Chapman. Our new potential ace needs some company on the squad, and who better to pal around with him and show him the ropes than Alonso, 22, of Cuban descent, but born in Miami not the old country.
So I'd keep Alonso, and Votto, too -- moving Joey to LF and inserting Alonso at 1B.
Frazier's another keeper -- not only to play 3B when Rolen isn't available, but also to possibly take over 2B if Frazier can make the necessary defensive adjustments. Phillips is still reasonably priced in 2010, but not so much starting in 2011 and beyond.
The odd-man-out here seems to be Francisco. But I wouldn't just give him away, either. I'd only deal him as part of a package to fill an area of genuine need for the Reds -- say, acquiring our future catcher or SS.