APAP wrote:I was wondering how the Jason Bay deal affects Avlarez's road to the majors at Pittsburgh. With the Pirates getting LaRoche, is this a bit of a block for Alvarez's future coming up for the Pirates...or does his future hold a position switch?
I think you worry about that in 2 years if
A) LaRoche actually shows that he's a good player
B) Alvarez flies thru the minors as fast as everyone is predicting. He's extremely good, but any prospect can underperform.
It also wouldn't be real surprising to see Andy's brother Adam traded or let go as a FA after the '09 season. And then one of the 2 (or Steve Pearce) switches to 1B. Or they move Andy for a pitcher in 2 years to free up a spot for Alvarez. It will sort itself out.