Wouldn't bringing in the outfielders like that play well into the teams hands? Less reaction time to stop a ball down the lines and to the gaps. It's not like were talking about a bunch of Luis Durango's, the opposition would have to worry about the balls over their heads that would be easy outs with a normal allignment if they were to play in as such as well.
I like the Sean Casey one, a guy who surpassed 40 doubles in a season on several occasions. Think that's the best comp yet.
This conversation is kind of funny centered around the quality of Alonso's bat considering he's probably the teams best hitter.
Speaking of former Reds, we could go Sean Casey, except not so much batting average. The 99-2000 versions, that's good. The fallen-and-I-can't-get-up model that followed for several seasons, not so... more
I think you're right about "power". I'd be looking for guys who can get to the wall. For me the difference is that I'd be willing to trade some OBP to do it. I wouldn't overpay, but somebody like... more
Not if the hitters don't have the power to do it. I'm not talking about playing on the rover line, but when the air holds those balls up, and the Padres are running a bunch of underpowered players to ... more