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Thread: Reds: Alonso hasn't made any demands

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    Re: Reds: Alonso hasn't made any demands

    I have voiced my displeasure of this pick numerous times, but not signing him would be a travesty. I love the agressivness on the part of the Reds, and the willingness to take on a pick with as many demands as this guy. At 21, I don't see it taking too long to get him to the majors. It's often a player who is younger, and with good defensive skills that progresses slower. The Reds know they have a polished hitter, and they know that his defense can develop in the majors if need be.

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    Re: Reds: Alonso hasn't made any demands

    I've heard and seen it mentioned elsewhere that given Jocketty's track record of trading prospects for established major leaguers that it's possible Alonso never sees GABP. If that's the plan, it certainly will play into the conversation about whether or not to give the guy a big league deal. He's much harder to move if the acquiring team has to clear a spot on the 40 man, IMO.
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    Re: Reds: Alonso hasn't made any demands

    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    I've heard and seen it mentioned elsewhere that given Jocketty's track record of trading prospects for established major leaguers that it's possible Alonso never sees GABP. If that's the plan, it certainly will play into the conversation about whether or not to give the guy a big league deal. He's much harder to move if the acquiring team has to clear a spot on the 40 man, IMO.
    I would be very very disappointed if the Reds and Jocketty would take that approach. You would hate to see that high of a draft pick be traded off before they reached their potental.

    I think what Jocketty was so good at doing was evaluating talent and determining which guys were good enough to be come valuable major leaguers. The ones that Jocketty didn't value he did his best to move.

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    Re: Reds: Alonso hasn't made any demands

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I would be very very disappointed if the Reds and Jocketty would take that approach. You would hate to see that high of a draft pick be traded off before they reached their potental.

    I think what Jocketty was so good at doing was evaluating talent and determining which guys were good enough to be come valuable major leaguers. The ones that Jocketty didn't value he did his best to move.
    I agree that it would be extremely disappointing. I'm just throwing it out there. I like the pick, and I think he can become a solid ML player. But I think future intent will certainly play into the contract negotiations, if Jocketty comes as reported.
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