Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Not sure how I feel about this signing, if it happens.
Good guy. Local guy playing for his childhood team. Likes playing for the Reds. Is a good clubhouse guy. Had his best season probably ever for us.............BUT.......
......will it be all downhill from here? Does he invoke fear in opposing pitchers to protect Votto? (NO)
Also, when finalized, you can put all the Justin Upton rumors to bed. Unless the Reds are willing to move Bruce to CF, play Ludwick in LF, and trade to play Upton in RF. Extremely, extremely doubtful. It's looking like the Reds sign Ludwick and stand pat. I don't see them doing anything else this offseason if Ludwick gets signed.
Would you rather give Victorino a 3 year deal? Or how about 4 years for Pagan?
I think Jocketty had Ludwick in his back pocket the entire time. I don't think that changes anything about him looking elsewhere for a CF. He has to realize that Stubbs/Heisey in CF isn't going to cut it again, does he?