Originally Posted by nemesis
I believe I read somewhere that Grandal's second position was 3B. Which is the more pressing need. Soto, who is still just 21, is the 1B of the future in my fantasy world "if" Votto leaves.
Gives you something close to...
In 2014... I can live with that.
I think this is a solid point. I think the existence of Soto, Grandal and Francisco, who all may end-up at 1B, is just another reason not to worry about three years from now while holding onto Alonso. Alonso was just named the 49th best prospect in baseball. There are a lot of established 1B in the majors and several 1B/DH types ahead of him, so even at 49 I'm a bit unsure of his value, but I'd parlay him into immediate help post haste with the idea that the reds will be able to find a 1B.