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Old 02-19-2019, 09:16 AM   #1
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‘Time to party’: How Peter Alonso’s approach to defense now mimics his offensive mindset

Summary: Steven Negron has fixed Alonso's head about his defense and now he HAS NO WEAKNESSES IN HIS GAME

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[Negron] knew Alonso dealt with questions about whether his glove was ready for the major leagues — the kind of questions his bat has never inspired. Alonso had never given a second thought to whether his offense was good enough for the bigs. Why think about his defense that way?

So Negron made the work more fun each morning. They started blasting music — Alonso likes reggae — to get a better rhythm to the workout. ...

“He just went off,” Negron said of Alonso’s improvement from that point forward. “Everything we were doing, he was putting it all together without even thinking because we were going at such a fast pace.” ...

One of Negron’s biggest challenges with Alonso was determining when to stop a workout. Alonso’s appetite for work is insatiable. ...

“I’m not working with him to be an average defensive player,” Negron said. “Whoever I work with on the infield is for a Gold Glove. I want (Alonso’s) name to be on a Gold Glove award.”
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wait, they put all of the darker skinned guys on one team?
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