Re: Ludwick out until at least mid-August
I guess the lost decade has jaded me, but I fear this will cause the team to pass on finding a productive bat only to see Ludwick have a setback after the deadline. Get a RH bat that can play a little defense and let him play CF against LHP, fill in for Ludwick a couple days per week (he needed frequent rest even before the injury) and let him spot for Bruce when he goes into a cold spell. Robinson could go south at any time, Paul already has cooled and who knows what to expect from Heisey. Ludwick's status shouldn't stop the Reds from pursuit of a rental bat, but may make it necessary that its a guy who can play all three OF spots.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS