Ludwick signed? And others?

There have been reports on Friday that Ryan Ludwick and the Reds have agreed to terms on a new contract. I’ve asked a couple of different sources and was repeatedly told me it was close but not done.

When asked about the deal, GM Walt Jocketty would not reveal much.

“I expect something to be resolved the first of next week,” Jocketty said.

I take that to mean the Reds are waiting for the physical to be taken to announce something. That’s SOP for them.

*Jocketty also said he has had no talks about OF Michael Bourn with agent Scott Boras. The two met during the GM meetings, but it was to discuss Ryan Madson.

“He would have to really fall,” Jocketty said. “I don’t think so.”

As for INF Jack Hannahan, the Reds are among a few teams still talking to the utility player.

“I think he is going to go into next week. There seems to be a lot of competition,” Jocketty said.

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2 years 15 mill for Ludwick. Not bad at all.

Hannahan makes no sense: he’s an offensively terrible corner infielder with no upside. I’m also not sure why he’s called a utility player since he’s played 3700 innings at 3rd and 1st and 24 at anything else.

I’d be OK with Signng Hannahan at a low price, only because he hits left handed which is nice to help balance the bench

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