Re: Reds fielding calls about Alonso
Originally Posted by redsfandan
Maybe, but Votto hasn't sounded as interested in a long term deal as Bruce. Maybe Walt is trying to up the price on Alonso. Maybe he's using Alonso as a hedge against what Votto may do. Maybe it's just part of the negotiations between Walt and Vottos agent. Maybe it's all of the above. Who knows.
Whatever the case, it seems clear that Walt has every reason to amp up perceptions of the Reds interest in keeping Alonso. That's what you always do before you trade something, no? Unless you are having an absolute fire sale, which they obviously aren't.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013