Given Ludwick's age and injury history, the Reds are banking alot that he will regain the form he had in 2012. And Chris Heisey makes an excellent fourth or fifth outfielder but I don't know if he is everyday material. We all know about the status of Hamilton.
Frankly, I think Walt is taking a wait and see approach going into spring training. It wouldn't surprise me to see him make a trade but if the Reds window is now, then he has to consider trading Robert Stephenson to bring in that player that will put the Reds over the hump.
Are the Reds trying to win now or is the plan the next five years? That is the real question here.
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I think Ludwick was a great addition in 2012 but to depend on him for this season seems questionable.
there are no choices but I would not bat him behind votto
Marc D (01-31-2014)
In fact, time machine us John Lowenstein to pair with Ludwick, and lets call it a day.
Or maybe the 1970 version of Bernie Carbo. He could also give haircuts in the clubhouse.
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or wally post
I'd be all about Hamilton and Votto at the top of the lineup.
Flipping BP, Bruce and Ludwick around depending on who's on a good hitting streak could also work.