When Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin turned over three infield spots this offseason, two of the new guys got a lot of attention -- largely because of the man they are replacing.
After Prince Fielder signed a 214 million free-agent contract with Detroit, the Brewers were left with holes at first base and in the cleanup spot, and much speculation centered on whether first baseman Mat Gamel and cleanup-hitting third baseman Aramis Ramirez could make up for the production lost to the Tigers.
But while Gamel and Ramirez are both having solid springs, the other new Brewers starting infielder, shortstop Alex Gonzalez, has been even more impressive in Cactus League play with almost no one paying attention. Gonzalez, a 35-year-old signed to a one-year contract, is hitting .385 (10-for-26) with a home run and six RBI after batting .241 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI last season with the Atlanta Braves.
But the man Gonzalez is replacing, Yuniesky Betancourt -- who had 13 home ru...