I thought this was a dead issue. But, Billy Hatcher suggests Alonso is making progress as an outfielder. Can he really be so awful that it is a complete write off? The reports have been brutal, but I'm glad if the club is not completely giving up on the idea just yet. Would love to see him get some time there this spring. He is really useless to this team if he can't make some kind of transition. Despite the fact that he can hit, teams aren't going to step up big in a deal for him knowing the Reds are compromised either.