Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
lets assume that the Reds approach Votto about a move to LF. He does it because it will help the team & plays adequate defense there.
The 2011 team:
1B Alonso
2B Phillips
SS Janish or Cozart
3B Rolen (120 games) & _____ (40 games)
RF Bruce
CF Stubbs
LF Votto
C Hernandez/Hanigan or Hanigan/Mes

I think that team may have problems scoring runs. Even with a 7 deep rotation & a solid core of relievers i see a lot of 3-1 losses.
So you're taking the NL's highest-scoring offense and replacing Gomes with Alonso and Cabrera with Janish and all of a sudden they're going to be losing games 3-1?