Re: Reds fielding calls about Alonso
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I think if you asked Walt (secretly) what he'd want to play out -- other than the obvious "everyone signs for reasonable terms and we throw a pizza and ice cream party to celebrate" -- it would look a lot like the following:
1. The team signs Bruce to a 4-6 year deal this offseason.
2. Votto, Bruce and Alonso all have monster years in 2011.
3. Votto is shipped to one of the coasts for prospects in the 2011 off-season, and Alonso takes over at 1B.
I don't think shipping off Votto for prospects is ever going to be something Jocketty "wants." It's not his style. More likely that #3 reads "Votto re-signs, since the Reds figure they'll be able to afford him after winning the 2011 World Series."
Not all who wander are lost