Re: Ludwick to decline option
Originally Posted by alloverjr
Frankly, I would have been shocked as well if it were squarely on Walt's shoulders. I just said that's would I would have done. I personally don't expect Ryan to repeat this year in 2013 and think his expected production could be had for less. Or more to the point, I don't believe his 2012 production could be had without praying to the gods. Gut feel only of course.
I also don't expect his 2013 season to be as good as 2012. I am still up in the air as to whether I think he'll be worth bringing back, though I think he had a good enough season that it makes sense to take on a small amount of risk in doing so.
NL teams are definitely always fighting a losing battle, though, with guys like this. Ludwick is too prime a DH candidate to beat out for his services at this age.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda