John Fay @johnfayman
#reds getting closer on Ludwick. Not done yet.
It's done, Heymen and Rosenthal reporting.
And now Rosenthal going back on his tweet. Deal is not done. says that it will get done barring any stunning reversal. Good Lord.
Last edited by The Voice of IH; 12-07-2012 at 05:16 PM.
Hey Sparky! Indian Hill English teachers taught me everything I know!
Reds To Sign Ryan Ludwick
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [December 7 at 4:07pm CST]
The Reds agreed to sign Ryan Ludwick, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer first reported the Reds were making progress toward a deal with the BHSC client.
The Reds made the free agent outfielder a two-year two-year offer earlier in the week, but Fay reported that at least one other club was being more aggressive on Ludwick. The 34-year-old posted a .275/.346/.531 batting line with 26 home runs in 472 plate appearances for the Reds this past season.
Ludwick ranked 26th on MLBTR's list of top 50 free agents with MLBTR's Tim Dierkes correctly predicting that he would re-sign with the Reds.
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#RDk0P4TAdqfthe4t.99
How is the best way to celebrate Redsfest? announce the resigning of Ryan Ludwick which the Reds have just done
I can spell,I just can't type!!
John Fay @johnfayman
Hearing Ludwick deal is done. Won't be official until physical
Awesome now deal for Fowler and we are set.
Nice job, Fay.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Sheldon says he's hearing it's not done, and the reports are not accurate.
I love twitter, but man, I really hate it sometimes.
Now question is - what is the over/under on good deal bad deal? Assuming it's 2 years:
I've always said I wouldn't do more than $15MM. A penny over that and I would rather trade for a bopper. Hopefully it will be less (I think it will be).
I am hearing that it is done pending the parties agreeing on terms, a physical, his not signing with another team, and an official announcement on whether it is done or done with or just close.
OK, so assuming Ludwick is two years, why go out and acquire Fowler when Billy will be up in September. Sign Ichiro to be your leadoff man and call it a off-season (outfield wise.)