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Thread: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    Quote Originally Posted by The DARK View Post
    Not a fan. Sending a guy from a position where range and arm strength are low priorities to one where they are necessities doesn't scream success to me, especially since Frazier has been performing and playing good defense to complement Cairo's production.

    If Alonso is a bad enough left fielder, I simply don't see how transferring him to a more demanding position helps.
    At third he's got less ground to cover than in left and they said the same thing about Pete Rose's arm strength when Sparky moved him to 3rd. Pete proved to be a pretty decent 3rd baseman if memory serves correctly!

    I'm NOT saying that Yonder Alonso is the second coming of Charlie Hustle, but this change brings him back to where the issues of range and arm strength are actually lessened than moving him to the outfield.
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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    He's not an OF, that should have been clear from Day One. Just check out those legs.

    He barely avoided falling flat on his face after bouncing off the wall on the inside-the-park HR.

    He's lucky he didn't tear up his knee with that sliding catch he made in the previous game.

    Alonso at 3B would have zero range. Statuesque. Bunts down the line would be automatic hits.

    He might be passable at 1B, but I agree that DH is clearly his best position.

    Need to trade him to an AL team.
    Last edited by malcontent; 08-06-2011 at 12:14 PM.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    nm
    Last edited by malcontent; 08-06-2011 at 12:44 PM.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    Alonzo solves 3rd base for the next ten years, we need his bat in the line up.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    Alonso at 3B seems far-fetched but would be great if it worked out. Then we could have a September of;

    1B - Votto
    2B - Phillips
    SS - Frazier
    3B - Alonso
    LF - Sappelt
    CF - Stubbs/Heisey
    RF - Bruce
    C - Mes

    That's not a fun lineup to pitch against but how it would look defensively...god knows.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    make Votto move to 3rd then Alonso at 1st

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    The more defensive plays Alonzo is involved in the worse the Reds will be. He is a DH only.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    Alonso is going to be special.He has that same home run crack of the bat like Rolen has.The sound of a no doubter.

    ROLL TIDE ROLL!!

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    Wish he had Rolen's defensive abilities also.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rover View Post
    Wish he had Rolen's defensive abilities also.
    He would probably be one of the top 5 prospects in baseball if he defended like Rolen. I really hope they can find a way to get him in the lineup. Alonso is going to be a terrific player imo
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    Re: Yonder Alonso as 3rd baseman?

    Hit .429 and Toothpick takes the bat outta your hands.

    He'd sacrifice Babe Ruth if he was on the mound that day.

    God I'll be sooooooooo glad when he's gone.

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    Last edited by malcontent; 08-09-2011 at 09:19 PM.


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