"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Choo will be FA after 2013. Hopefully Reds make qualifying offer and get the picks. If he accepts, they can (hopefully) always trade Ludwick.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Ludwick needs his rest.
My guess is that Choo would play some CF and some LF.
Heisey would fill in at center when Ludwick rests, with Choo moving to LF.
That's my guess.
Worst case Choo can't really play CF, he moves to LF and Hamilton takes over CF. Otherwise, they trade Ludwick and Heisey takes over CF. Either way I'll take it- it's better than the status quo.
This would be perhaps the best of all possible upgrades to bridge the way to Hamilton's arrival.
Despite the rumor being Choo in CF, they'd have plenty of time to make that decision later if they feel Bruce would be better there.
Code:1 year/$4.9M (2012) re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration) 1 year/$3.975M (2011) re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration) 1 year/$0.4611M (2010) re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10 1 year/$0.4203M (2009) re-signed by Cleveland 2/22/09 ($234,300 in minors) 1 year/$0.3904M (2008) re-signed by Cleveland 3/7/08 1 year/$0.3831M (2007) re-signed by Cleveland 2/07 (split contract paying $109,600 in minors) 1 year (2006) re-signed by Cleveland 3/06 acquired by Cleveland in trade from Seattle 7/06, with Indians paying Mariners undisclosed amount of cash signed by Cleveland as a free agent from South Korea in 2000 $1.3M signing bonus agent: Scott Boras ML service: 5.119