Re: Ludwick out until at least mid-August
Originally Posted by Trajinous
Like I stated earlier, he declined every year after 2006. He has barely played this decade.
The Reds are one of the best teams in the league. I believe they have a higher standard than a injury proned player that peaked 7 years ago. There's a reason he hasn't been signed.
No one is saying the guy is a sure thing. Heck, no one is even getting their hopes up he has anything left in the tank. But signing a guy to a minor league deal or a one-year split contract is a drop in the bucket.
You're acting like the Reds' would be gambling away all their valuable resources with a flier. That's all this is... a no-risk proposition. Either it works out or it doesn't. If it doesn't, all they're out is a minimal amount of money.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda