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Ryan Ludwick still weighing Reds’ offer

Dec 6, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

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Sources tell the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay and FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal that Ryan Ludwick is still considering whether to take the Reds’ offer or sign for a bit more money elsewhere.

The Mets are one of the teams considering Ludwick, while the Reds are believed to be offering him a two-year deal worth $6 million-$7 million per year.

Ludwick hit .275/.346/.531 with 26 homers and 80 RBI in 422 at-bats for the Reds last season  He also homered three times in the five-game NLDS loss to the Giants. In this market, those numbers would seem to be worth more in the neighborhood of $8 million-$10 million per year. However, Ludwick’s history of inconsistency, combined with the age and mediocre defense, appear to have cut into his market.

  1. sportsfan69 - Dec 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Ryan,

    Think about this, if you stay in Cincinnati you’re a starter. Hitting in a ballpark that’s hitter friendly and with a great group of guys and a wonderful fan base. I hope you stay.

    • 78mu - Dec 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      The best thing to happen to him was getting out of Petco and into GAB. I doubt he doesn’t realize it also and would be shocked to see him leave.

  2. tastybasslines - Dec 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    With Victorino getting 13 MM a year for 3 years, I find it hard to believe that Ludwick is only worth half of that. I think there are much better deals out there for him. How did BJ Upton get 15 mill a year for 5?? He has been as inconsistent as they come. I think he deserves more like 16-17 for 2 and 22 for 3.

  3. bigdinla - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Is Jordan Heyward Jason’s brother?

  4. bharr170 - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Just because a lot of teams throw a lot of STUPID money around doesn’t mean that the Reds have to to be able to win.
    This is one of the many reasons why I love this team.

  5. fraleyr - Dec 7, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    come on luddy dont string us along and break our hearts

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