- The One Way I'll Second Guess Bruce Bochy
This probably has to be said up front; Bruce Bochy has historically done a masterful job of running his pitching staff in the postseason. It's one of the main reasons -- well, along with Madison
- The Mets Didn't Get the Jay Bruce They Traded For
On August 1, within an hour of this season's trade deadline coming to a close, the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds finalized a trade which sent outfielder Jay Bruce to New York in exchange
- Harper, Heyward, and Bruce: What Can We Expect From Them?
, but at the moment I'm particularly interested in three outfielders; Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, and Jay Bruce. Three national league right fielders, each playing for a contender, and each going through various
- Jay Bruce, Matt Kemp, Perception, and Reality
is unbelievably impressive considering the price other teams are paying for defensively-challenged power-hitting outfielders.
Take Jay Bruce. One of the hottest names on the hot stove this July, he got
- Jay Bruce Makes the Mets More Mets
and got another corner outfielder when they traded 22-year-old infielder Dilson Herrera and another minor leaguer for the Reds' Jay Bruce.
Since the Mets have an affordable $13m option on Bruce next
- The Jay Bruce Defensive Metrics Test
Jay Bruce is going to be traded. That's a near-certainty. He's the only player on this year's market to be (almost) traded not once, but twice by the team for which he still plays. The rumors have
- Jay Bruce Might Finally Get Traded
Jay Bruce's tenure with the Reds has reached the kids in the back seat asking "Are we there, yet?" stage. It feels like he should have been traded a while ago, yet here is, again a trade target
- The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects
who are perhaps receiving less notoriety than their talents or performance might otherwise warrant.
Bruce Caldwell, 2B/3B, St. Louis (Profile)
Last year's second-overall pick and current
- What Jay Bruce Is Missing
Well, a new team, for starters. What Jay Bruce is missing is a new team. Rather, a new team is missing Jay Bruce. Twice now, the Reds have reportedly been on the verge of trading Bruce. First
- Jay Bruce: What Happened?
When the 2013 season ended, Jay Bruce was 26 and coming off of three straight 30-homer seasons. Sure, he struck out a bit much, and had some issues defensively, but he was a young man in his prime
- What Makes Bruce Bochy and Joe Maddon Great?
the managers' strengths.
So, what makes Bruce Bochy great? What makes Joe Maddon great?
Tim Lincecum: He gives us the freedom to play. He'll let us police ourselves
- Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin Trade Chips
and Colorado Rockies are in a decent position to move two hitters, neither of whom are rentals nor franchise cornerstones. Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez are remarkably similar players and both could
- Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and the Back Leg
led to Votto's quad problems -- "It's hard to imagine it wasn't," the first baseman said, "It's a gradual weakening of the leg" -- and it was the source of Jay Bruce's poor start to the season last
- Jay Bruce Bottoms Out
Hindsight is 20/20, so the old saying goes, but in retrospect, it shouldn't be that surprising that Jay Bruce had a season like he just did. Looking at his 2011-2013 seasons, he was already
- Jay Bruce On Hitting
Before a game against the Padres, I sat down with Reds outfielder Jay Bruce to talk about his frustrating season so far, divorcing process from results, the value of routine, and his hitting approach
- NEWS: Very Pitiful Man Dreams Jay Bruce Actually Not on DL
disabled list, Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce actually isn't on the 15-day disabled list.
"It was disturbingly realistic," said a visibly shaken Warren Boyd, 34, outside of his suburban
- Bruce Chen and the Power of the Home Run
Bruce Chen has had a pretty weird career. He was a top prospect with the Braves, got to the Majors at 21, and had his first excellent season at age-23. And then he fell apart and became
- Jay Bruce: He Is Who You Think He Is
Jay Bruce has had a three year stretch of significant consistency. Check out the chart below showing the lack of variance.
- A Defense of Jay Bruce
As a Jay Bruce owner and sympathizer -- or maybe that’s Jay Bruce-owner sympathizer -- I feel compelled to at least take a half-hearted hack at Dave Cameron’s trade value rankings.
While I’ve agreed
- Bruce Chen, Saber-Savvy Southpaw
Bruce Chen isn’t getting younger. The journeyman left-hander -- currently with the Kansas City Royals -- celebrated his 36th birthday yesterday. Since signing out of Panama, in 1993, he has made 365
- Bruce Rondon And Unlikely Likely Closers
First, Tigers' general manager Dave Dombrowski said young fireballing right-hander Bruce Rondon would be given "every shot" at closing this coming year. Then there were rumors that the Tigers were
- Q&A: Bruce Walton, Blue Jays Pitching Coach
Bruce Walton understands the Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff as well as anyone. This season was his 16th in the organization and 11th with the big-league club. He served as bullpen coach from
- Bruce Bochy: Do Not Run Tonight
- Pitch Location and Swing Angles: Dunn and Bruce
) hitters with large GB/FB platoon -- Adam Dunn and Jay Bruce.
The results surprised me, twice, and in the end, it appears these two hitters employ different swing patterns, suggesting there may
- Quiz: Bruce Bochy or Sam Elliott?
Can you tell the difference between San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy and noted American actor Sam Elliott? Click below to take a simple quiz.
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- Mike Stanton Versus Jay Bruce
down across baseball, he's a stud.
24-year-old Jay Bruce also has gobs of power. His strikeout rate is better than Stanton's, and with neutral luck, he should have a better batting average. Last
- Q&A: Bruce Seid, Scouting a Brewers Draft
The 2010 and 2011 drafts were anything but ordinary for Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid. Extenuating circumstances led to Milwaukee not signing its top pick two years ago, and as a result
- Stanton, Pence, Bruce & Bourn: Tier 3 NL OF Keepers
peak season in 2010, he was worth $19 last year.
It's tempting to put Bruce in the same category as Stanton. Big powerful guy with a bad batting average -- it seems to pass the sniff
- Bruce Chen: The Next Moyer?
Bruce Chen recently told Tyler Kepner that, health permitting, he could see himself having a very lengthy career similar to Jamie Moyer's. The man still loves everything about baseball and is fully
- Jay Bruce's May Surge
After a slow first month of the season - in which he hit .237/.306/.381 - Jay Bruce is absolutely on fire in the month of May. Even though Joe Pawlikowski recently wrote about the difficulty involved
- Jay Bruce and the Problem with Player Evaluation
From the start, Jay Bruce has done just what every fan wants to see from a young player who just signed a contract extension. He started out on fire, going 15 for his first 30, with three doubles
- Big Hype/Slow Starts: What's Wrong With Jay Bruce?
With every lowball trade offer that comes my way for Jay Bruce, I am often reminded of the words of Winston Churchill who once said, "Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key
- Comparing the Bruce and Gonzalez Extensions
massive when compared to one of his peers.
Last month the Reds signed their young outfielder, Jay Bruce, to a six-year, $51 million extension. Matt Klaassen wrote that one up at the time and liked
- The Jay Bruce Extension
Late last night (or very early this morning), Jerry Crasnick reported that the Cincinnati Reds signed emerging star Jay Bruce to a six-year, $51 million dollar contract with a club option
- Crowdsourcing Results: Morrow and Bruce
Alright, let's take a look at your thoughts on where Brandon Morrow and Jay Bruce will be drafted this coming year.
My Vote: 12
Standard Dev: 3.56
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Jay Bruce
Since you guys really seemed to have liked the ADP Crowdsourcing idea, we’re going to march forward and do a couple every week. Today, I’m going to tackle Jay Bruce, and the results for both Morrow
- Jay Bruce and Batted Ball Distance
Yesterday, our own David Golebiewski, looked at how Jay Bruce was progressing at the plate. In the comments, Jason461 noted that Bruce broke his wrist last season on July 12th and the injury could
- Bruce... A Work in Progress at the Plate
As a 23-year-old with a wide array of skills, Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is one of the most valuable long-term talents in the game. The twelfth overall pick in the 2005 draft reached
- Jay Bruce's Oddity
towards the player’s true talent level. For an example of what people think of as the textbook definition of a young player improving, take a certain member of the Reds. This is Jay Bruce’s third big
- Jay Bruce Showing Improvement Against Lefties
To date, Jay Bruce hasn't lived up to the hype that comes with being the No. 1 prospect in baseball. He's made progress for sure, and it shows in his 2009 numbers. His OBP sits at .345, far above his
- Bruce Chen's Footnote in History
This is not the timeliest of posts, so apologies to those who come here for more 2010-related discussion.
In 1999, Baseball America ranked Bruce Chen as the number four prospect in baseball. Chen
- Projecting Jay Bruce
Jay Bruce so far, in two major league seasons, has a .328 career wOBA in 839 plate appearances. As such, one might be surprised to see the following Bill James projection on his player page:
- Believe in Jay Bruce
Few young sluggers entered the 2009 season with more fanfare than Cincinnati's Jay Bruce. The sweet-swinging lefty terrorized minor league pitchers, batting .308/.366/.551 on the farm and reaching
- Jay Bruce: Born to Hit
As mentioned yesterday, the Cincinnati Reds outfield is something of a mess right now. However, there is one leviathan-sized exception: 21 year-old prodigy Jay Bruce. Since the Texas native
- Jay Bruce is Pretty OK
Jay Bruce arrives with a 3-3 night, including 2 walks. Reds fans rejoice:
"Did he actually touch the ground, or did he just glide from base to base?" - On Baseball and The Reds