Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
Joyce has been hitting since the day the made the big leagues and has a lot more PAs under his belt. I think there is a fairly significant difference between the two players (1.0 WAR?) which would be worth the $3M...
But he wont be getting a ton more at bats if here. He will play when Ludwick doesn't so the difference will be pretty much exactly what it has been over last two seasons. Which is minimal. He has much more value to a team that can use him in both corner positions or DH. The only spot up for Reds he could fill is part time LF which is a strange spot to fill for a team with other holes and someone in house to do that job currently.