Found January 17, 2012 on
Ryan Ludwick is the newest member of the Reds and I have some seriously mixed feelings about it.
On the one hand, the Reds needed outfield depth. On the other hand, this negatively affects the construction of the bench.
As I read the tea leaves, the following players are locks to make the team: Hanigan, Cairo, Francisco, Ludwick, and Janish (until they sign another SS). That’s the whole bench, and it’s not as good as one with Frazier in place of Ludwick. Frazier and Ludwick both figure to be about league average hitter, but Frazier has the better chance of being above average and plays more positions. Still, you need five guys who can play outfield, even if one of them is in triple-A. Injuries happen. Ludwick is not the problem.
The problem is that the Reds insist on carrying three infielders. Cairo and Francisco have almost exactly the same uses. Cairo is lock because he has a major league contract and is all verteran-y. Francisco because he’s the only lefty off the bench (and, I b...
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A person with knowledge of the deal says free-agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract.
Foxsports.com and CBSSports.com were the first to report the agreement.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made by the...
(AP) -- Ryan Ludwick and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a 2.5 million, one-year contract Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Foxsports.com and CBSSports.com were the first to report Cincinnati's agreement with the free-agent outfielder.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal was pending a physical...
A minor domino fell tonight, as free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick signed with the Cincinnati Reds for one year, $2.5 million. He can reach up to $3 million with incentives, and the deal has an option for 2013. The Reds are the third NL Central team Ludwick has played for, following the St Louis Cardinals (where he had his best years) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (where he spent two...
The Reds have made it very clear that they’re going all-in this offseason, presumably in an effort to maximize their chances of winning a title before Joey Votto qualifies for free agency after the 2013 season. GM Walt Jocketty opened up the prospect vault to acquire Mat Latos and Sean Marshall, then landed what could potentially be the bargain of the offseason by signing Ryan...
The Reds signed Ryan Ludwick to a one-year contract, and Redleg Nation is not impressed:
File this under “It could be worse”: Best thing about Ryan Ludwick is that he doesn’t spell his name “J-u-a-n P-i-e-r-r-e” or “R-i-c-k A-n-k-i-e-l.”
Ryan Ludwick’s career certainly seems to be fading as he ages into his early 30s. Teams may remember his outstanding 2008, which...
Ryan Ludwick and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
The Reds and outfielder Ryan Ludwick have agreed to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2013.
This according to Ken Rosenthal’s tweet some 20 odd minutes ago.
Source: Ludwick deal with #Reds is one year with a mutual option for 2013. #MLB
Good old Uncle Walt really is gearing up for 2013. The guy hit 37 long ones four years ago as a 29 year old. Is 25-30 in Great American too much to ask?