Originally Posted by Sea Ray
From what I've read, Walt and Co are not going to move Votto. I look forward to more years of discussions on RZ of this thing that'll never happen just like we've all been treated to vis-a-vie Brandon Phillips and his move to SS.
I know this will result in a barrage of attacks, but the truth is that some guys learn a position, improve, and it becomes difficult to ask them to move. Votto has improved at first, he's now in his prime. Same with Phillips at second. It becomes difficult to ask them to throw away that accomplishment and start over at a new position.
It's much easier to take a minor leaguer and tell him to try something new. He's still at the learning stage.
Alonso seems willing. Hopefully he's also able and can be a decent left fielder. Then let his bat do the main work.