It would be fun to see what would happen if Votto moves and then Alonso bombs. Or Votto turns into Dunn in LF. Or Votto's numbers go down b/c he is bent due to the move. Or if he bolts the first chance he gets b/c he is unhappy with being forced to move for someone who's ceiling is about where Votto was last year.
This isn't MLB The Show. You can't just move them around for the hell of it.
This is a big year for him. He needs to stay healthy and hit.
And by the way, I don't see why Alonso can't be a left fielder. Stubbs can cover half his position if necessary.
To others: Kearns was not a better prospect than Alonso (and while Frazier is a fine prospect, he is not the hitting prospect that Alonso is; Frazier's floor and ceiling as a hitter are both below Alonso's) and Gordon Beckham is not a MI at all; he is a CI at this point. Not that Beckham even matters since he is not in the Red's organization but one should understand his capabilities before posting that he's a "hard-hitting MI..."
If Walt went and got Pujols, I'd personally buy Votto a new mitt. If there was a top, top prospect coming through the minors who was tearing up AAA and was a disaster in LF, I would strongly consider my options. But I wouldn't do that for someone like Alonso at this point.
"Someone like Alonso..." Comical...just another crappy prospect I guess...not as good as Rosales, Janish or Dorn...haha If the Reds clung to the crap prospects like this board does and overlooked their best one's, us fans could count on another 10 years of losing. I have faith that Jockety is smarter than that.
If it makes the team better, you move him. Pete Rose moved all over the place so that the Reds could win but then he wasn't Joey Votto was he?
By the way, you said it would be FUN to watch Alonso bomb...what would be fun about the Red's top prospect bombing?
It would be fun to see what would happen if Votto moves and then Alonso bombs.By the way, you said it would be FUN to watch Alonso bomb...what would be fun about the Red's top prospect bombing?
Last edited by Spring~Fields; 03-01-2010 at 04:43 PM.
2010 will be Yonder Alonso's second option year out of four. He won't be required to be in the big leagues until 2013.