Alonso is going to be the Reds Opening Day 1st baseman. One of the best pure hitters I've ever seen come through the Reds system. What that means for Votto, I don't know. If he's not going to LF it will probably means he is traded. I hope he can man LF and the Reds can have Votto, Alonso, and Bruce in the same lineup. If the Reds can get a guy like Dye for Bailey at the deadline, it'd be a perfect stop gap.
Speaking of Homer
51 IP, 4.38 ERA, 57 H, 20 BB, 47 K,
67 IP, 2.00 ERA, 60 H, 9 BB, 58 K
I fully understand the thought that Maloney may not have the stuff to be a major league pitcher, but he's a 25 year old 6-4 lefty dominating AAA hitters. Eventually you have to see what he has. IMO, he should be the next call up to get a start.