Re: Paging Yonder Alonso...
I would love it if Alonso can play passable defense in left. Apparently he is pretty bad out there. If he can improve with more playing time then it could really boost the team for the 2nd half. my guess is that we will see Gomes/Heisey/Lewis at least for the next 2-3 weeks. probably longer.
By July I would hope one of these scenarios plays out:
1) one or two of the three guys who are on the team now produce. personally i'd platoon Lewis with Heisey but I understand why some would platoon Lewis with Gomes.
2) Alonso improves his defense & becomes the everyday left fielder
3) Sappelt becomes the everyday left fielder
If none of these scenarios plays out then we could swing a deal. however with several in house possibilities one would hope that somebody steps up.
my guess is that Walt will wait on Alonso & let him 'learn on the job' in AAA. now why does Gomes get a pass on defense & Alonso has to learn in the minors? who knows. but i suspect that is how it will play out.