Re: Alonso trying 3B, OF. Jocketty: "I don't see us moving Joey"
I agree that the team should take the best player available... but I'm not sure that Alonso WAS the best player available, especially considering that Beckham is a heavy-hitting middle infielder--not exactly the type that grows on trees, if you know what I mean. Sure, if their estimation was that Yonder was a better overall player at the time, I'm okay with it. That said, given Alonso's defensive liabilities and Beckham's rarity as a good hitter at a weak position, I'd be really interested in knowing what the thought process was for Buckley and the Reds scouts to arrive at that conclusion.
"It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing milkbone underwear." - Norm (George Wendt), Cheers
Last edited by RedEye; 03-01-2010 at 11:31 AM.