Re: Alonso trying 3B, OF. Jocketty: "I don't see us moving Joey"
Originally Posted by dougdirt
If this isn't just lip service, its pretty dumb. If you ask 100 people who have seen both Votto and Alonso play which one would even have a chance of being a solid left fielder, 100 would say Votto. I get that Votto is established and very good, but this is a move that seems built around making a player happy rather than the team better. The team would absolutely 100% be better if Votto were in LF and Alonso at 1B rather than Alonso in LF and Votto at 1B.
Well, there is some precedent here for not even trying players at positions they can (apparently) play. See Phillips, Brandon.
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