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    dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Shades of the Lost Decade or genius move that could get another good LH bat in the lineup?
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    I just don't get it. The Reds clearly thought Alonso had shown enough in left to let him play 75% of his games in AAA out there. So he gets to the Majors and now he is being tried out at a position he has never played as a pro? This organization frustrates the crap out of me sometimes. The rest of the time I am probably asleep.

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    All because he made one bad play in left field Monday night. Done forever, confirmational bias. Of course Dusty has run Dunn, and Gomes out there without caring about what they look like.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    At this point, I think I want Frazier and Alonso in the lineup vs RHP with Heisey replacing Alonso vs. LHP. Now whether Frazier plays 3B and Alonso LF vs. RHP or vice-versa... I don't really care, whatever works best I guess. Although at the moment, I'd go with Alonso in LF.

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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    All because he made one bad play in left field Monday night. Done forever, confirmational bias. Of course Dusty has run Dunn, and Gomes out there without caring about what they look like.
    Funny, I keep watching Renteria make bad play after bad play at SS. I guess LF is a more important defensive position.

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    But then where will we put our longtime star 3B Austin Kearns?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Funny, I keep watching Renteria make bad play after bad play at SS. I guess LF is a more important defensive position.
    Yep.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Yep, this is pretty ridiculous. This has Dusty written all over it. It's beyond obvious Yonder will never be a major league 3rd basemen. At least one that is close to average. Yonder should be out there everyday playing left field. He'll never be a great left fielder, but so what. Most left fielders aren't very good. Over time, he'll become acceptable out there. It's ok to have one position on the field that doesn't excel defensively, and that position should be left field. His bat in the lineup is clearly worth the few downfalls we'll see from him in the outfield.
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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    All because he made one bad play in left field Monday night. Done forever, confirmational bias. Of course Dusty has run Dunn, and Gomes out there without caring about what they look like.
    Yep.

    Very frustrating.

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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Before we break out the torches and pitchforks, has anyone insinuated this is for non-emergency use?
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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    Before we break out the torches and pitchforks, has anyone insinuated this is for non-emergency use?
    Coming on the day that injury-plagued Scott Rolen has surgery that will keep him out 4-6 weeks and possibly the rest of the season, I doubt it's for emergencies.

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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

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    But then where will we put our longtime star 3B Austin Kearns?
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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    Coming on the day that injury-plagued Scott Rolen has surgery that will keep him out 4-6 weeks and possibly the rest of the season, I doubt it's for emergencies.
    Or perhaps since they're now down a 3B, possibly for the rest of the season, that's exactly why it's for emergencies.
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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    Before we break out the torches and pitchforks, has anyone insinuated this is for non-emergency use?
    Whichever beat reporter was talking with Marty during second inning said it, and I think they said something about finding at bats. Admittedly I wasn't paying close attention until they said Alonso was taking grounders at third.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: dmitri Young... Errr, Yonder Alonso Taking Balls at 3B

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Or perhaps since they're now down a 3B, possibly for the rest of the season, that's exactly why it's for emergencies.
    They already have 3 guys on their 25 who can play a passable 3B in Cairo, Frazier and Janish, with Francisco out on a rehab assignment now (I believe I heard that correctly). How many third basemen does a team need? The only way I would consider trying Alonso (or Heisey earlier this year) at third would be if Rolen was not coming back next year and they were going to audition him for a permanent gig.
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