Re: Reds fielding calls about Alonso
I think WJ has the right approach. Votto might have more trade value than any player in baseball, while trading Alonso is selling low. If he has a strong year in AAA, and at the same time it becomes evident that Votto's looking for big money, I'd have no problem moving Votto as soon as next season. The fact that he'd have a couple years left before FA will only up his trade-value even more, because it means more teams could be in on the sweepstakes. And the haul you could get for him, combined with the other young talent we have, could assure that we're in the hunt for the next 6-7 years.