Ryan Ludwick has signed a one year deal with Cincinnati Reds. [Source – MLB Trade Rumors] Ken Rosenthal commented on twitter about the deal. “Source: Ryan Ludwick to #Reds. #MLB” and “Source: Ludwick deal with #Reds is one year with a mutual option for 2013. #MLB” and and Jon Heyman said, “ludwick gets $2.5M, with chance to make $3M. #reds.” Mark Sheldon just posted on Mark My Word about the signing with Reds land Ludwick.
Ryan Ludwick has done very well in Great American Ball Park. I showed stats to prove this before in, “Options at LF all depend on Cordero signing.” With a .633 SLG it shows he will fit very well in the number 4 spot in the batting order, after Joey Votto and before Jay Bruce.
Walt Jocketty said most of the work that had to be done would be done quickly this week and he was not kidding. Look for the Reds to find their SS/INF soon too and it just might be another Ryan.
Update: I put down the wrong SLG numbers for Ludwick in GABP. He has hit .600 there not .633 SLG, those are his numbers for Wrigley Field.
Jamie Ramsey and Mark Sheldon have posted on their blogs about the Cincinnati Reds 2012 Caravan and I thought I would put the links on here for future reference. If you are planning on going or have gone before please feel free to share your experience with us in the comments.
Jamie Ramsey: “2012 REDS CARAVAN SET FOR JANUARY 26-29”
Since starting 2r2d I have come across many great MLBlogs and I just wanted to congratulate every blog that made the top list for 2011. There are many great blogs on there so please take some time and go check them out at MLB.com Blogs Central. Some blogs that should get a huge pat on the back are Better Off Red by Jamie Ramsey who finished 2nd in MLB PRO. Reds Country which finished 55th with FANS and Mark My Word by Mark Sheldon which finished 8th under MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS.
Jamie Ramsey posted about “RECENT REDS MINOR LEAGUE SIGNINGS” on Better Off Red and Mark Sheldon posted that “P.J. Phillips signed” and he also talked about RHP Michael Griffin. I talked a little about C Brian Esposito before in “The Reds made another move?” So I thought I would post about another player who signed with Cincinnati Reds affiliate, Penascola Blue Wahoos, C Brian Peacock.
Brian Peacock was drafted by Oakland Athletics in the 22nd round of the 2003 amateur draft and the Montreal Expos in the 39th round of the 2004 MLB Amateur draft. He has been in the minor leagues for 6 years with a career .238 batting average in Rk, A, A+ and AA. 5 of those seasons were with A+ Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League where he had a .242 batting average and a .309 OBP.
In 308 games as catcher he has a 34% CS% with 273 SB and 140 CS. He has also played 4 games in right field, 5 games in left field, 4 games at first and 2 games at third base along with some pitching too. Brian Peacock is a veteran catcher that will help out Penascola in 2012 and I like the idea of having someone named Peacock playing for the Blue Wahoos, makes for interesting writing. Some readers might see the title of this post and think it is about one of Jamie Ramsey’s favorite bands.
I have to be honest, I liked the name and the idea of Penascola Blue Wahoos before I even knew who they were affiliated with. Once I found out that they were a Cincinnati Reds affiliate, I went crazy. I am really looking forward to seeing how well they do in 2012 and with having Brian Peacock and P.J. Phillips on the team already I know they will play some great baseball.
I wanted to try out a podcast to start off 2012. I am not sure if I will do a lot of podcasts but if feedback is good it might become a welcome addition to the blog. This first episode is about what I have posted on 2r2d blog. Mat Latos, Sean Marshall and Josh Judy are talked about in this episode.
Walt goes on to say that there will be no more moves until after the New Year and that they will be looking into getting an outfielder along with filling up the bench. he also talked a bit about Josh Judy and Andrew Brackman.
You can read more about this by going to see what Mark Sheldon (Mark My Word) has to say about the deal in The merits of Marshall
If this deal is done and the Reds get Sean Marshall it is rumored they will get a closer from free agency, possibly re-sign Francisco Cordero. While other people think the Reds will use Marshall as the closer.