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    Re: Outfield question

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Alonso isn't really as overweight as you make it out to be. The guy has tree trunk legs. He just isn't going to get faster. The better question is, why can't Votto move to the outfield, where he doesn't have to do anything to 'be in shape' for it?
    If you commit to moving Votto and playing Alonso at first, that move has to be predicated on some critical assumptions.

    1. That Alonso will hit better than Heisey, Gomes, Nix, Frazier, Sappelt and anybody you might have reasonably acquired (plus, possibly, Dorn and Francisco).

    2. That Alonso will hit well enough to hold down first base in a league where his counterparts will include Pujols, Howard, Adrian Gonzalez and Fielder, for starters.

    3. That neither Alonso at 1B nor Votto in LF will represent a significant drop in defense.

    I'm not sure I've seen enough to warrant taking on all those uncertainties.
    Last edited by mace; 09-16-2010 at 05:01 PM.

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