Originally Posted by corkedbat
I'd like to have Ludwick back for a couple of year's but if he hits the open market, I'm afraid his value will inflate. After Hamilton and maybe Swisher, there's not much in the way of offense or OFers out there. I think the best hope might be to approach him within days of the Reds final postseason game and hope he's feeling charitable toward the Reds/Jocketty.
Isn't Michael Bourn a FA? Would be a perfect addition for us. Not that it should preclude us from re-signing Ludwick to a reasonable deal. I'd wait on the pitchers for one more season at least.