Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
This situation kind of reminds me of the "story" of old bull/young bull. Not the players but posters. I get the feeling everyone who is ok with just moving Votto to LF regardless of how he feels is younger than 30. Or in other words have a young bulls mentality. In this day and age you just can't move guys around like on a video game, there are ramifications whether we like it or not. I just don't think it would go over good with the rest of the team or the player being moved to if there was no fair reason to move player A off of his desired position. Heck even when it might be in the best interest of the team there are ways to go about it and not and going this route 1st isn't one of the wiser ways at least to start with. Putting Votto in LF right now for any amount of time says we might consider doing it in the future. No reason now to tip your hand and risk a number of negative ramifications. If handled properly you could still end up with the same scenario and no one feeling slighted/offended/disrespected and again that may not end with Votto.
I'm 42 approximately...I think if it is best for the team then the Reds should ask Joey to move to LF. I don't think Joey will be surprised if it happens.