Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
1B are fairly easy to find for every other team in baseball. IF Votto decides to leave, you could get one from the minors (converted OF) or 1B.
At one time, I would have agreed. First base was
easy to to fill with a passable bat. Now, I'm not so sure. The NL MVP for the last several years has been from first base. This year three of the top four were first basemen. Plus, I can look at nearly twenty years of Hal Morris and Sean Casey producing mediocre power from the position, and I see a different perspective of the position.
If Alonso with his limited minor league success at this point can bring a difference maker, I say go for it. I doubt he brings that return at this point...so I believe they are wise to hold onto the guy.
Btw, which outfielder from the minors do you see converting to acceptable first base numbers?