Originally Posted by BungleBengals
Crazy idea, but can Votto play a different position? Wasn't the greatest defensive 1B this year anyways. Quick look on Baseball Reference shows he did play some OF and 3B in the minors.
It does not matter if Votto can or cannot play OF or 3B - he will not, nor should he. Why in the world would the Reds move the best 1B in the National League (with Cabrera playing 3B, most like MLB) out of position for an unproven player that has never even played in the minor leagues? Come on dude, take a step back from the Puig hype machine and understand just because he is Cuban does not mean he is going to take over baseball overnight.
This reminds me of world soccer clubs signing Brazillian players in the early 2000s simply because they were Brazillian.