Does anyone else think that Ludwick stepping up has given the Reds more options as we near the trade deadline? I no longer think we have to have a lead off guy. I now think we can trade for a lead off guy or a guy who can hit in the 2 spot, and can just take the best available of those spots.
Phillips can bat lead off with Ludwick at cleanup if we get a 2 hole guy. If we find a lead off hitter I still like Ludwick at cleanup, but I don't know exactly where you bat Phillips. I don't like him batting 2nd for obvious reasons. Maybe you can do this: