Everybody else gets all this credit for injury. But Ludwick is treated like some failure. I don't get it.
He was signed to provide an affordable cleanup hitter. Yes, if you can get a star cleanup hitter to replace him fine. But I'm happy for RL to play LF next year and for the Reds to bolster other positions.
Personally I don't mind the Reds trying to sort out who the 3rd OF is with Ludwick in the mix, but if the team is thinking seriously about starting the season with Hamilton in CF, then I want a better option than Ludwick in LF.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Sing Choo- put him in left. Start Billy in CF. Have Ludwick platoon and play against tough lefties and get him 250 at bats. You do that and you pay a good price but at the top end you get a 15 WAR outfield.
Bruce - 4 or 5
Billy - 3