According to Neal Huntington yesterday, trade acquistions Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick are to arrive in Pittsburgh today. Tomorrow at the latest.
Derrek Lee brings a luke warm bat to the ‘Burgh. You know about that, because it’s been written about everywhere. He’s not the Lee of old, but he does have six homers and five doubles in July while batting .250.
But what hasn’t been covered as well is that Ryan Ludwick brings an ice pick. Ludwick is 15-for-87 in July. A whooping .172 average with just five doubles and a homerun. Looking closer eight of Ludwicks bombs came in April and May.
Let’s trust a change back to the NL Central does him some good.
*Update: Neal Huntington said Lee will be driving in from Baltimore today. Ludwick will be arriving via plane.