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    McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    not for Chris Heisey
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    I heard they are trading Heisey for Marmol after today's game.

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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I heard they are trading Heisey for Marmol after today's game.
    Kidding or serious?

    And Ludwick is a free agent after this year according to the column. Why on earth would the Reds trade Heisey for a rental?

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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Seeing that the Reds would be on the hook to pay him ~$4MM for the rest of this year, I would rather spend that money on Reyes, Kemp, Ethier or Billingsley. Would we be eligible to receive draft pick compensation if/when he signs elsewhere?

    I'm also not all that sure that he'd be any better than Alonso/Frazier/Francisco/HEISEY in a full time role anyway.
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Kidding or serious?

    And Ludwick is a free agent after this year according to the column. Why on earth would the Reds trade Heisey for a rental?
    There was a Bleacher Report rumor last year that had Heisey being traded for Marmol. I think he was bringing that up jokingly.
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    There was a Bleacher Report rumor last year that had Heisey being traded for Marmol. I think he was bringing that up jokingly.
    Good memory.

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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    No with a capital NO.
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    He's an upgrade over Gomes/Lewis. I wouldn't trade Heisey for him though.
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Ludwick has a .822 OPS this year away from Petco.

    But we could always just play Heisey and expect maybe .780. (That's where he's at now).
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Just playing devil's advocate, here's the line of thinking where it does make sense:

    Where's the right-handed middle-of-the-order power?

    Heisey isn't a power hitter, Rolen's power has evaporated, Gomes has intermittent power but not enough to make up for his other shortcomings. Once Votto and Bruce hit, or don't because they're pitched around, the other team breathes a big sigh of relief. No one's making them pay from #5 on down, except for an occasional blast from Ramon Hernandez.

    Alonso? Francisco? Maybe, but if they're just now getting comfy with Bruce following Votto, they're not going with three straight lefties. Frazier? Maybe. In the case of all three, asking them to be the hammer is a lot to ask for a rook in a pennant race.

    An everyday righty-hitting left fielder with some power (and he does outside of Petco) makes sense.

    Now, having said that, I'm not sure Ludwick is the right guy, especially if the money prevents us from doing other things, and I'd like to hold onto Heisey if possible -- even if he's not the regular LF he makes a heck of a fourth outfielder.
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    I'd rather package Heisey with Alonso and the minor league pitcher of their choice for Kemp or Ethier. If they add Billingsley and some cash, I'd add Grandal and possibly make the pitcher in the deal Leake.
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Ehhh, I'm lukewarm on the idea. But it would certainly help to go from Petco to GAB, that's for sure. Either way, he's not a top of the rotation pitcher, which is what the Reds need most if they ever want to win a championship.
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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    I'd rather package Heisey with Alonso and the minor league pitcher of their choice for Kemp or Ethier. If they add Billingsley and some cash, I'd add Grandal and possibly make the pitcher in the deal Leake.

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    Re: McCoy suggests Ryan Ludwick to the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Kidding or serious?

    And Ludwick is a free agent after this year according to the column. Why on earth would the Reds trade Heisey for a rental?
    Perhaps for the same reason(s) Heisey isn't the team's starting LF.
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