Originally Posted by dougdirt
You can't see any possible way at all that moving Joey Votto to LF makes the REDS a better team? You only see it as a way to screw up the club?
Both of those things are potential outcomes. The point is, you don't have to risk one to get the other. They don't need to get into Votto's head now
about the possibility of, or likelihood of, being pushed to the outfield. Just let him play until Alonso busts down the door *and* has demonstrated he can't play left field himself. (Right now, we're just guessing. An educated guess, but just a guess.) There will be plenty of time to see it coming; they're not going to wake up in mid-July and read a newspaper and suddenly discover that Alonso's OPSing 1.000 in Louisville. When and if that time comes, they can throw Votto another glove and give him a few days' boot camp and he'll be fine, he's not a total rookie out there.