Maybe I'm cynical, but I don't give him as much credit for this. What choice did he have? He is property of the Reds for the forseeable future. If he ever has any hope of reaching and playing in the majors in his current situation, it has to be somewhere other than 1B. I guess he could demand a trade, but how many times have you heard of a minor league prospect demanding a trade?You have to admire Alonso's willingness to make himself as good a LF as he can possibly be, given that he's not really built to play there. That's a team player. He's had fruitful seasoning as a hitter in AAA, as he's now grinding out the kind of high AVG/high OBP/solid SLG numbers he was projected to produce. His swing fits GAB very well. IMO, he deserves his shot sometime this year if he keeps that up.