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NebraskaRed
09-19-2012, 02:36 PM
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/daugherty/2012/09/19/the-morning-line-919-2/

Or just baseless gossip?

From the article: "One offhand comment from a Prominent Club Official to me recently… the person mentioned a few guys likely not back next year. Ludwick was among them. Really? That’s a big ol’ Hmmmm right there."

Captain13
09-19-2012, 02:55 PM
It is useless gossip, but on the other hand Luddy signed a one-year deal and might be able to get more elsewhere.

Trajinous
09-19-2012, 03:43 PM
I don't see Ludwick wanting to go somewhere else next year. He is a great fit in Cincy and everyone saw him struggle for the past three years at San Diego, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

webbbj
09-19-2012, 03:43 PM
it would suck not having him back but his open market value maybe more than hes worth. I would want to stay at 2 years 14 mill or less if im the reds.

Krawhitham
09-19-2012, 04:26 PM
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/daugherty/2012/09/19/the-morning-line-919-2/

Or just baseless gossip?

From the article: "One offhand comment from a Prominent Club Official to me recently… the person mentioned a few guys likely not back next year. Ludwick was among them. Really? That’s a big ol’ Hmmmm right there."


Ludwick will opt out of his option and seek a bigger payday, that is a no brainer

But they Reds could still sign him if they want to pay

texasdave
09-19-2012, 04:30 PM
Ludwick will opt out of his option and seek a bigger payday, that is a no brainer

But they Reds could still sign him if they want to pay


Or can afford to pay him. Looks like they have a ton of monies already committed for 2013.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/2012-roster.shtml

mroby85
09-19-2012, 05:38 PM
This reminds me a lot of the Johnny Gomes situation. i have a feeling a lot of people won't even want him next year at this time.

DocRed
09-19-2012, 05:38 PM
Pure opinion garbage..note his rant on NFL refs.

webbbj
09-19-2012, 06:04 PM
This reminds me a lot of the Johnny Gomes situation. i have a feeling a lot of people won't even want him next year at this time.

I could see that. I would be very cautious w/ Ludwick.

Look at his career he had his first 4 years of little production in the AL.
3 decent year in STL w/ the one big year.
2 poor years in SD.

And then this year. You can say the early years were youth. The STL years were his prime the SD years were the ballpark. This years resurgence is the ballpark.

IDK. I just wouldnt get attached. I want him back but at our price. No need to get attached.

DocRed
09-19-2012, 07:40 PM
This reminds me a lot of the Johnny Gomes situation. i have a feeling a lot of people won't even want him next year at this time.

I want Ludwick back but I just have the feeling he will be too expensive. He has a mutual option for $5 Million, which even seems a bit too much IMO. At Ludwick's age (34 next year) when you have a breakout year, you cannot expect the same production the next year. Look at Lance Berkman, $12 million for basically nothing.

HometownHero
09-19-2012, 07:53 PM
If Ludwick is gone next year its not going to be because of Ryan. He wants to be here if he's gone its because the Reds want to use his money elsewhere.

EMAW
09-19-2012, 07:58 PM
Predict the following will not be back- Dusty, Ludwick, Rolen, Cairo, Stubbs (trade) Ondrusek (trade) Broxton, Simon or Arrendondo. Cueto and Phillips if LaRussa is the manager (which I say happpens as Walt gets his way)

HometownHero
09-19-2012, 08:01 PM
Predict the following will not be back- Dusty, Ludwick, Rolen, Cairo, Stubbs (trade) Ondrusek (trade) Broxton, Simon or Arrendondo. Cueto and Phillips if LaRussa is the manager (which I say happpens as Walt gets his way)

LaRussa isn't coming to the Reds with our payroll, if he came back it would be to the Dodgers or Angels.

mroby85
09-19-2012, 08:19 PM
The thought that they would give up Brandon Phillips and Johnny Cueto to get LaRussa is laughable.

arkimadee
09-19-2012, 09:22 PM
oh well. We got him this year and the last time I checked we are going to the playoffs so I'll worry about it when the time comes. If he helps lead the reds to a world series then he would have done more than I could ever dreamed he could have done for 1 season

RedsBrick
09-19-2012, 10:39 PM
I def could see Ludwick leave for many of the same reasons above.

If/when he does leave, I could see TF seeing time in that spot.

Mr Larkin
09-20-2012, 01:50 AM
A mutual option for decent money, I see him staying.

joshua
09-21-2012, 03:28 AM
I'll worry about next year after this season is over. I hope Ludwick has gotten wind of this and uses it as fuel to go on a tear through the playoffs and get us to the World Series.