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Author:  Metsfan980 [ Sat May 19, 2018 6:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

acerimusdux wrote:
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.

Author:  Daaaarryyl [ 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.

Author:  LTKfRGM [ Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

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.

Author:  yalikeMetroplitans [ Sun May 20, 2018 4:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

Dom is a right fielder, now. Problem solved!

Author:  MookieWouldaBeatIt [ 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

Author:  MarkJohnson>You [ Mon May 21, 2018 1:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

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.

Author:  R Nitelight [ Mon May 21, 2018 1:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

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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Author:  Mogriffjr [ Mon May 21, 2018 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

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.

Author:  HeyNowHK [ Mon May 21, 2018 2:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

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.

Author:  Chin Music [ Tue May 22, 2018 6:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

Quote:
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.

Author:  R Nitelight [ 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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Author:  HeyNowHK [ Tue May 22, 2018 7:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alonso watch thread

It effectively improves Dom's market value.

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