Oct 10, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT
Yonder Alonso‘s strong showing offensively and poor showing defensively led to some speculation that the Reds might clear a spot for him in the lineup by trading reigning MVP Joey Votto, but general manager Walt Jocketty put an end to those rumors today.
“We haven’t talked about it,” Jocketty told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. “I wish that people would stop writing it. Why would we trade one of the best players in the game? We’re trying to win.”
And he’s right.
Alonso projects as a very good hitter and valuable all-around player, but Votto is one of the half-dozen best hitters in baseball, just turned 28 years old, and is signed through 2013. If the Reds don’t think Votto and Alonso can co-exist in the same lineup defensively then they should be looking to trade Alonso.
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