Originally Posted by mdccclxix
I guess I'm one of the only ones who thinks Fowler in LF is OK for a year or two. I also think Fowler and Ludwick could be obtained, you just have to clear some payroll with Bailey, Leake, Stubbs, Massett, or others.
FWIW, Mike Minor came up in talks for Fowler between the Rox and Braves. I'd think Mike Leake is a better offer than that.
Agreed and agreed. Leake seems quite similar to Minor.
If the Reds could sign Ludwick to a 1 year deal and trade Leake and Stubbs for Fowler, that sounds pretty good to me.
Then, if/when Hamilton proves he's ready, Reds could have Fowler in LF for 2014-2015 or trade him for a "real" thumping LF.
My guess is Ludwick wants more than 1 year though, and then that complicates things.