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    Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Per ORG. Per Sheldon's twitter.

    Dusty told Sheldon that the organization has been considering moving Alonso to catcher. I like this.

    We wouldn't have this problem with him and Votto, and he'd compliment Hanigan nicely.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Take it with a grain of salt, Ill believe it when I see it.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    There is a reason UM turned him into a first baseman.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Things like this is what losing organizations do. If you don't believe he can be your first baseman, or you don't wanna move Joey, then he MUST be moved for another piece that can help this team.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Believe it or not, I wondered about this before. I dont think that it is necessarily a "loser organization" idea. It may work out to be one of the smartest moves ever. Who knows. evidently somebody with some baseball intellect thinks it could work. If his bat is that special, it may be worth a try. If he can't Catch...maybe left field.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    Things like this is what losing organizations do. If you don't believe he can be your first baseman, or you don't wanna move Joey, then he MUST be moved for another piece that can help this team.
    Yeah moving Pete Rose to all those different positions was a bad move. Those loser Reds of the 1970's were crazy for doing that.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by markymark69 View Post
    Yeah moving Pete Rose to all those different positions was a bad move. Those loser Reds of the 1970's were crazy for doing that.
    Catching is different then going from 2B to LF to 3B, guy.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    stupid idea.....its hard enough for a player who isnt a catcher to make that move in high school......and we are talking about professional baseball. stupid stupid stupid...doesnt surprise me Dusty said it.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    He was moved to 1st base because his lack of arm strength. I agree with berryluther.
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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orodle View Post
    stupid idea.....its hard enough for a player who isnt a catcher to make that move in high school......and we are talking about professional baseball. stupid stupid stupid...doesnt surprise me Dusty said it.
    He was a catcher in HS.

    Apparently, this kid is so athletic that the only position suited for him is DH.

    We drafted this kid for his bat, but he apparently can't do anything in the field.

    I think it was half-joking on Dusty's part, but IMO it signals some frustration with the kids Defense - or obvious lack thereof.

    This just solidifies my feelings that this kid should be moved - along with one of our Harang or Arroyo pending FA's - at the trade deadline this year for a long-term answer somewhere else.

    We have enough prospects at LF/3B - and Votto should be manning 1B for the next 10 years - so this kid's best Asset for this organization is in a trade.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    Catching is different then going from 2B to LF to 3B, guy.
    True. But your point was that losing organizations do something like this. Not true and that was my point.

    I think they are looking at ways to try to get Alonso in the bigs and that Votto is not going anywhere, nor should he.

    The other option would be trade Alonso (which most everyone on this board would go nuts if it happened, because we would never get enough in return). But IMO the Reds want to see if he can make this switch. It's not exactly like we've got catcher's in the minor leagues that are knocking on the door to the big leagues.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    I do not like this. He's a first baseman. Keep him there. Votto could play left. Alonso is not a catcher. Like others have said, he does not have the arm.

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Apparently someone from tORG had a friend at a winter caravan today ask Walt about it, and Walt said he'd heard nothing about it all.

    Maybe it was just a joke from the Dusty?

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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    He was a catcher in HS.


    I think it was half-joking on Dusty's part, but IMO it signals some frustration with the kids Defense - or obvious lack thereof.

    This just solidifies my feelings that this kid should be moved - along with one of our Harang or Arroyo pending FA's - at the trade deadline this year for a long-term answer somewhere else.

    We have enough prospects at LF/3B - and Votto should be manning 1B for the next 10 years - so this kid's best Asset for this organization is in a trade.

    PEACE

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    Yes, Yes, and yes. Exactly what my thoughts are. His bat has to draw attention somewhere, that doesn't already have a Joey Votto.
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    Re: Sheldon: Alonso may become catcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattfeet View Post
    Take it with a grain of salt, Ill believe it when I see it.

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