Actually, I agree that the time to strike for a Choo LTC may be now. Previous posters have made the point that the Ludwick contract is basically a front-loaded one-year deal to cover this year. I think a Bruce-Hamilton-Choo OF would be pretty awesome starting in 2014, and they are more likely to get Choo at a reasonable price before he goes gangbusters in GABP. And make no mistake -- he will.