Originally Posted by Benihana
That's fine. My point is that either way, he should be traded- whether it's now or 6 months from now (after he mashes in AAA). If you keep him around until/if Votto leaves town 2+ years from now, you are wasting valuable resources at a time when you can least afford to (ie your window to compete).
I wouldn't hold onto Alonso more than a year if he doesn't end up replacing Votto or playing LF.