Originally Posted by RedEye
Ludwick was a great signing last year as he was due to rebound. This year... I'm not so sure.
This year he may be due to debound.
I don't worry about it so much because I consider Ludwick a value-added player rather than an essential. If he can deliver something like last season, then the Reds have a pretty scary lineup. If he can't then Heisey and Paul can cover for him in the short-term and there's still plenty of quality bats to handle the middle lineup duties on this team.
If the team can cover for the loss of Votto for much of last season, it can handle Ludwick not earning his contract.