Originally Posted by Santo Alcala
I find it extremely hard to believe Yonder Alonso is signifigantly worse than Gomes defensively.
Why, there are plenty of players who simply cannot play OF, and it wouldn't surpise me if Alonso is one of them.
Just becuase Gomes is one of the worse "regular" fielding LF's in baseball, doesn't mean that the gap between him and a player who really never plays the position ( likely for a reason) isn't huge.
I actually find is exceedingly easy to imagine that Alonso is signifigantly worse.