I want Ludwick back, and would pass on Ross if Ludwick can't be re-signed.
Here is one big
reason (given the Reds' vulnerability to RHP).
"The other thing working in Ludwick’s favor is that he has a big edge over Ross against right-handed pitchers. Ludwick hit .280/.340/.513 against righties in 2012, compared to .256/.308/.422 for Ross. Lifetime, Ludwick has an .811 OPS against righties and a .774 OPS against lefties. Ross has a .727 OPS against righties and a .928 OPS against lefties."