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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:08 pm 
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Be patient with Smith in AAA, and it's still a pretty decent chance he might be a starting MLB first baseman two years from now. But it's fair to suggest that Alonso might be the better choice if you need one this year.

No need to make any long term decisions between the two, though. Smith won't be out of options until 2021. And these are two guys who could platoon at some point, if needed, as well.



Alonso has the higher ceiling.

Smith is the guy you turn to if you need somebody in 2018.


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:58 pm 
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acerimusdux wrote:
And these are two guys who could platoon at some point, if needed, as well.



When teams carried only 10 pitchers, sure.


But with teams carrying 12 or 13 P's it's incredibly hard to see two 1B-only guys on a roster.

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Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 pm 
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I think a 1B split can work if one of them can fill in at 3rd or corner OF. I don't think that's the case here.

The other problem is that the split favors the lefty and that makes Alonso a bench player (We already have Wilmer to be righty bench 1B). It doesn't really work.

Dom appears to be a big splits guy though and Dom/Wilmer might work at 1st. Alonso appears to be the better prospect, which kind of puts an end to the split idea, but I do kind of like the idea of Dom off the bench. He'd might make a hek of a pinch hitter and a possible defensive replacement for Alonso at times.

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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 4:41 am 
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Dom is a right fielder, now. Problem solved!


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:42 pm 
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yalikeMetroplitans wrote:
Dom is a right fielder, now. Problem solved!


Until they make McNeil a RF too


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:06 pm 
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yalikeMetroplitans wrote:
Dom is a right fielder, now. Problem solved!


You have to admire this organization's commitment to not change their ways.


-Anybody can play corner OF.
-Slow and steady wins the race.
-TdA is going to turn it around soon.
-Bullpens are fungible.


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:09 pm 
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If you're commuted to doing something idiotic you'd try Alonso in the outfield, because the need is for a righthanded bat.


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:30 pm 
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Cubs move their guys around all the time, I don't see an issue of Dom playing RF to improve possible versatility for himself and the team.

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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Mogriffjr wrote:
Cubs move their guys around all the time, I don't see an issue of Dom playing RF to improve possible versatility for himself and the team.

The problem is that he most likely doesn't possess the minimum athleticism needed to pull it off. But it doesn't hurt to give it a shot. And I wouldn't point to the Cubs playing of Schwarber in LF as something to emulate.


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:43 am 
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Tony DeFrancesco on Dominic Smith's first couple games in the outfield: "He looks pretty athletic. He's moving around. He made a couple nice plays today. Two throws to home plate. With the situation in New York, it just may be another option down the road if he can handle that."

Dominic Smith will be in the outfield 2-3x per week, DeFrancesco said. He played right field a couple nights ago, left field tonight.


https://twitter.com/betsyhelfand

This is fantastic news. Indicates that indeed Alonso may have passed him and (wishful thinking?) they may be looking to move on from Bruce.


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:51 am 
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The situation in New York is that we have 30 left-handed hitting outfielders, and no right-handed hitting outfielders.

This does absolutely nothing for the present nor for the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Alonso watch thread
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:14 am 
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It effectively improves Dom's market value.


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