Found December 18, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
After yesterday's trade of Mat Latos to the Reds, the general consensus among fans what that the Padres got a hell of a haul of prospects from Cincinnati. The highlights of the deal are Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal, a pair of Cubans who look ready for the majors after brief spells in the minor leagues. But here's the problem with both of them: there doesn't appear to be room for either in San Diego at this moment. Alonso is a first baseman, as experiments with him in left field have been an unmitigated disaster. In 2011, San Diego split playing time at first base between rookies Anthony Rizzo and Jesus Guzman. Guzman was the more impressive of the duo, posting an .847 OPS in 271 plate appearances to finish off the year. Rizzo was awful during his 153 plate appearance stint in the majors, with just .523 OPS. Once getting sent back down to AAA Tucson however, Rizzo exploded, with a 1.056 OPS in 413 plate appearances, and 26 home runs. A huge difference between the pe...
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