Re: Ludwick to 15 day DL; surgery set for Wednesday
Have yet to see much mention of just how much Ludwick's back loaded contract will hurt the Reds.
Ludwick is owed $7.5 million for next year, and will get a $4.5 million buyout when the club declines his $9million option for 2015.
That is alot invested for a guy who likely be damaged goods at this point in his career. It also is enough and time contrained enough to prevent any realistic chance at trading him.
My concern, in short, is that in 2014 the Reds won't have Choo and will be forced to rely on Ludwick who very probably will never again be the same player. The Reds STILL will not have solved their massive hole at the 4 spot in the order, and won't have the funds to correct the issue...