I don't know if the Ludwick move was the right one to make - Galaragga obviously wasn't that great, but Carlos Quentin has the makings to be an absolute monster, and very few Big Leaguers are capable of the power production this guy can put up. Ludwick has been posting decent numbers, but nothing near the huge production he opened up the season with. The drop-off is a bit concerning, especially considering the fact that he hits behind Albert Pujols, and his numbers just don't match up with the line-up protection he's getting. Although it seems like a minor thing, line-up protection given by batting in front or behind superstar offensive players make pitchers give these hitters better balls, and their production is often inflated - look at Andre Ethier's numbers with and without Manny Ramirez, same thing for Big Papi in Boston (although I strongly suspect cycling off of steroids played a huge role in Papi's decline - I hope I'm wrong, I love the guy). For having the table set for him by someone like Pujols, who is in the power prime of his career and will go down in history as one of the best hitters ever, Ludwick's numbers just aren't where I think they should be. Be careful with him, keep in mind he only has one season of great numbers behind his belt, and countless hitters have come and gone with one great season and nothing else the rest of their careers. TLR is also famous for micro-managing the hell out of his team, and Ludwick also suffers from this as La Russa often sits him against left-handers, so he'll randomly have his AB's cut game-to-game. I'm obviously not very big on Ludwick, but he clearly has the power to prove me totally wrong, which I hope he does for the sake of your team. If I were you, I would try shopping him while it's still early and while his early huge production still overshadows his lack of production more recently, but that's just my opinon.
Also, drop Phil Hughes. He's been shelled in two straight starts, and Cashman is ramping up Chien Ming Wang's recovery timetable to get him back in the rotation and send Hughes back to WSB. Phil probably has one or two starts left before he gets the boot, but I don't think it's worth it given how bad he's performed his last two trips out. There's a lot of young guys similar to Hughes lurking around a lot of waivers right now, with better production than he has had so far on this young season. The name Dallas Braden comes to mind - he has one of the best ERA's so far for how many innings he's pitched, and Oakland's ballpark is really generous to pitchers. He has the chance to be a stud, so I'd try to grab him to replace Hughes if he's still available.
I was about to make a few other suggestions, but it sounds like you've been able to sort most things out. Also, if you're leading in that many categories but have that bad of a standing, then it's definitely bad match-ups. Your pitching will only get better once Carpenter gets off the DL, but you should keep an eye on Huston Street and Percival. Percival's still recovering from back surgery and he's getting up there in years, and although he's been doing fine so far you never know when any number of things could start acting up with the guy. Huston Street suffers from plain not-goodness, and he has an incredibly short leash with Acta as his manager. If he starts getting shelled again, you may see him lose his role to Corpas. Again.
Other than that, it seems like you have a great team, so I wouldn't give up hope just yet - you should be raking in no time. Best of luck to you for the rest of the season, I really think that you'll be moving out of the basement very soon with the team you're fielding.
I hope that some of what I said is of some help to you. If you wouldn't mind helping me out with a question of my own, I'd greatly appreciate it - viewtopic.php?f=29&t=384532