Originally Posted by edabbs44
The one part of the equation that we fail to understand is what the alternatives are. Is there a sense in the FO of who is available to replace Ludwick if he does walk? The money being discussed here does not sound completely prohibitive so, if accurate, it comes down to the alternatives.
There are loads of alternatives out there. One alternative is already in-house. It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to see Todd Frazier in LF every day, assuming the Reds can find another corner utilityman to cover the inevitable injuries that will crop up in 2013. I'd rather see the Reds sign/trade for a LF masher and keep Frazier in his current role, but as contingency plans go, you could do a lot worse than Frazier in LF.