Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Batting Ludwick bewtwen Votto and Bruce mad alot of sense this year for a number of years.
Firstly, Ludwick was more productive.
Secondly, if the opponents brought in a LOOGY to fave Votto and Bruce, it ensured Ludwick would get to hit vs. a lefty whom he was very good against.
Good points but I think we would probably see a regression in his power numbers next year given his age and the fact that he's hit that many homeruns one other time in his career. Bruce appears to be turning into a more "prototypical" cleanup hitter. Non-the-less the LOOGY argument is compelling.