Originally Posted by Old school 1983
Losing ludwick is huge. It allows votto to be more easily pitched around and a gaping hole in the 2 spot. But that's not the only worry. The reds need to find a way to level off the offense and keep it passable until the trade deadline. I think the pitching will keep them in contention. Then at the deadline make a move for a 4 hole bat and maybe a veteran type disciplined hitter.
Yeah losing Ludwick's bat undoubtedly is having a big effect on the offense.