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    Ludwick to decline option

    Per Jon Heyman of CBS sports.

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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    They want him back, but you could probably bet they'll offer some deferred payments.

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    Not unexpected.. Would be nice to bring Ludwick back.. If he walks, we're back to hunting for a cleanup hitter, which is difficult to find..
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    Cant blame him. Hes tryin to cash in one more time before retirement. I do hope we can work something out with him tho. What do you guys think it will take? 8 mil a year? Im sure he wants at least 2 maybe 3 years also.
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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    Think this would get the deal done?
    2013 $6M
    2014 $8M
    2015 $10M club option with a $2M buyout

    Keep in mind that Ludwick is 34 years old. I'd say Michael Cuddyer is a good comp, and he signed a 3-year deal worth $31.5M + incentives at the age of 32.

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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    Ludwick's been much more than I thought he would be. I hope he sees that the Reds are a good fit.

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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Think this would get the deal done?
    2013 $6M
    2014 $8M
    2015 $10M club option with a $2M buyout

    Keep in mind that Ludwick is 34 years old. I'd say Michael Cuddyer is a good comp, and he signed a 3-year deal worth $31.5M + incentives at the age of 32.
    That is the ABSOLUTE most I'd be willing to do. I was going to say no more than 2 years at 7MM per. If he walks from both of those, then let him walk.

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    Is Kevin Youkilis a free agent this year?
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    No surprise. This is probably Ludwick's last chance to get paid before he hangs the spikes up.
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    Is Kevin Youkilis a free agent this year?
    Yes. He's kind of interesting as a 3B option. But if they re-sign Ludwick, another aging slow RH hitter who plays average defense at best, I don't see Youk as a great option.
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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Think this would get the deal done?
    2013 $6M
    2014 $8M
    2015 $10M club option with a $2M buyout

    Keep in mind that Ludwick is 34 years old. I'd say Michael Cuddyer is a good comp, and he signed a 3-year deal worth $31.5M + incentives at the age of 32.
    Yes, $16M guaranteed over two years. It's more than I would pay. We need to find next year's Ludwick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Yes, $16M guaranteed over two years. It's more than I would pay. We need to find next year's Ludwick.
    As another poster mentioned earlier in this thread and I've been saying for some time, next year's Ludwick could be Kevin Youkilis. And I wouldn't be surprised if we could get him for $5MM or less considering the hometown discount.

    See if Frazier's bat can hold up enough to be an everyday LF. If not, trade for Justin Upton and move Frazier back to 3B in 2014 and/or when Youk goes on the DL in 2013.
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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    If I were Jockety, I would be careful what I offered a 34 year-old LF'er that just had one of his top 3 seasons...Frazier can play LF or 3B, so there will be more options than just OF's to consider. Plus Frazier can hit 4th just as well as Ludwick did. I wouldn't have minded seeing Ludwick back at $5M for 1 year. Committing more to him is just asking for trouble in my opinion.

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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    Let him walk.

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    Re: Ludwick to decline option

    Two years max. I like him a lot, liked the signing at the time, but I'd bargain hard here and let him walk if the terms aren't exactly right for the Reds. 2 yrs. for 14. And, given his age, that could look really bad in less than a year.


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