Ryan Ludwick “Popular Fellow”

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Saturday, January 7th, 2012

So I’m a little surprised tonight. While browsing through my twitter feed I saw an interesting tweet from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. This tweet talked about Ryan Ludwick and how “popular” he currently is, apparently there at least four clubs who have offered him a deal. My thought was really? Ryan Ludwick?

@JonHeymanCBS: Heard ryan ludwick has at least 4 job offers. Popular fellow.

I only know of two teams interested and they’re both in the Bay area. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle recently said that both the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants have interest. Who the other two teams are I have no clue.

I can’t help but think how desperate are these teams if he’s so popular? In 2011, Ludwick batted .233 with 13 homers and 75 RBI over 490 at-bats. He drove in some runs yea, but those are some god awful numbers.

I’m thinking teams are just writing it off to Petco Park as his numbers did drop off since he left the St. Louis Cardinals. I can’t do that though as his numbers were just as atrocious once he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 25 games at PNC Park he only hit 1 homer and batted .229.

So my, I’ll just say teams are still stuck in 2009 and think this game has some real potential. Too bad he’s 33 now and heading down fast.

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