When the deal to acquire Alfonzo was made, I would have preferred him to Kent. Age was the biggest factor, as well the precept that second-basemen tend to age poorly. Forgotten is the idea that Alfonzo was supposed to be good. Those words look ridiculous now.
I'm not sure if I buy into the svelte Alfonzo = good Alfonzo tautology, but I'm willing this projection to life. He has to give us one old-Alfonzo year out of the four, right?