Originally Posted by CardsFanBob
Well, I think you'll definitely miss Ludwick's bat. I believe he has a chance of coming back... supposedly, but with shoulder surgery, I would consider him done. Just look at your previous third baseman and former Cardinal Scott Rolen. When he started having shoulder issues, his power was absolutely gone... and he was never the same player again.
IMO, unless someone really grabs that position and takes it over, you're going to need a LF by the trade deadline.
Still, you'll be in the race for the division until the end. Though, it will be interesting to see how it impacts the entire NL Central without having the Astros.
We already have our trade deadline leftfielder. He's playing centerfield. We will need a trade deadline centerfielder. I'm not implying anything negative to Choo. He is a GREAT pick-up & I hope he is with the Reds for years to come. He adds an element that this team needs. Is the outfield of the Reds future, Choo, Hamilton & Bruce?