Originally Posted by Guacarock
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.
Alonso was born in Havana, Cuba and defected to the US when he was about eight or nine years old.
I'd love to keep Alonso around and move Votto to left field but I just don't see the Reds doing that.