- Hall of Fame Voters Really Made Love to the Pooch with This Closer Situation
*, it is difficult to judge because the only full-time relief pitchers in the Hall of Fame are Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage and Bruce Sutter. Hoyt Wilhem is not an apt comparison, having retired in 1972
- Winter Contract Extensions are Becoming Increasingly Rare
- Contract Extension Season is Here
- Diamondbacks Billion Dollar TV Deal and the Bubble that Refuses to Pop
- MLB 2015 Payrolls: Dodgers and Mariners See Big Jumps
- 2015 National League Payroll Breakdown
- Yoan Moncada and the Yankees Odd Spending Habits
- Single-Pitch Outings: 2014 Year in Review
- 2015 American League Payroll Breakdown
- Wainwright Throws Fewer Fastballs, Increases Effectiveness
- Rationalizing the Next Pujols Contract
- What Can We Expect From C.J. Edwards?
with a 74/19 K/BB in 61 2/3 innings).
After the recent Matt Garza trade, newly dealt righthander C.J. Edwards seems like a candidate for a stock rise in the same vein. I saw three of his starts
- 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 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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: 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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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- 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
- 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 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
- Bruce Bochy: Do Not Run Tonight
- 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.
- 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
- 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