Re: Baseball America Top 100 (4 Reds)
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Worst part is, it seems they are lowering Alonso because of Votto. Talked about it in the chat. That is something I never believe in. He isn't any different of a player because he is blocked. If he were traded tomorrow to Colorado, would be be any better than he is right now? Of course not.
Kind of agree, but the fact that he is blocked lowers his value. He has less value to the Reds if they can't use him and less value as a trade chip if he's blocked and everyone knows it. The issue lowering his value is really his lack of positional versatility and the fact that he'd need to project as an elite hitter to be viewed much more than an interchangeable part. Teams know it and any return in a deal will reflect it.
If the LF thing works out, his value will skyrocket.
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Last edited by mth123; 02-23-2011 at 08:44 PM.