Re: Reds fielding calls about Alonso
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Walt's in a fascinating game here where Alonso is his best chip against Votto (if they don't work out a deal with Votto, they can go year-to-year and then ship him someplace next year and install Alonso at first), but Votto is also the best chip Walt has against other team's for Alonso (as long as a deal ISN'T in place, Alonso still has perceived value to the club).
Once Votto signs, Alonso's value tanks -- but once Alonso is dealt, Votto's asking price probably increases.
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