Jay Bruce#32, RF, Cincinnati
- April 3, 1987
- Birth Place:
- Beaumont, Texas
- 2005 1ˢᵗ round (12ᵗʰ pick) by the Cincinnati Reds
— Player Notes
Advice: It had been looking like earlier Friday that the deal was close to the finish line, but Crasnick is saying the Reds are "having second thoughts about the Mets' trade package." It's unclear at this point how likely it is that talks will pick back up. The Mets are looking at other outfielders in addition to Bruce.Rotoworld
Advice: Rubin says the two clubs are reviewing medicals on all the players involved, so it sounds like something could be completed soon. Acquiring Bruce means the Mets would move Curtis Granderson to center field and Juan Lagares to the bench. Bruce is under team control through 2017.
More: Adam Rubin on TwitterFri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Advice: Rosenthal adds that the "expectation among many in the industry" is that they'll get a deal done. The Reds reportedly have interest in Zack Wheeler, who had been expected to go to the Brewers in the Carlos Gomez trade that fell apart. Bruce is under team control through 2017 at a relatively reasonable rate.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Advice: The Reds reportedly have interest in Zack Wheeler, though there would likely have to be other pieces involved to make a deal work. The Mets remain in the market for an outfielder and are also believed to have varying levels of interest in Gerardo Parra, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes and Will Venable.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterThu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Advice: Randal Grichuk had a play on the homer in center, but couldn't quite get there. Bruce has overcome a tough start to hit .288 with 10 homers and 33 RBI in 184 at-bats since the beginning of June. He should bring back a couple of nice pieces if the Reds decide to move him.Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Advice: Heyman lists Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Jay Bruce as possibilities that they're considering. He adds that the Reds at one point were showing interest in Zack Wheeler (elbow) in a potential trade for Bruce. It was Heyman who reported over the weekend that the Mets were unwilling to meet the Padres' asking price for Upton, but it sounds like the two sides haven't given up on getting something done.
More: CBSSports.comWed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Advice: Bruce was held in check by Cards starter Jaime Garcia, but he got in the action with a run-scoring single against reliever Miguel Socolovich in the ninth. Bruce finished 1-for-4 on the evening. He's somewhat quietly put together a nice stretch recently that has his line up to a respectable .257/.342/.480 with 16 homers and 55 RBI. That resurgence has his trade value up, too, as the deadline approaches.Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: They picked up Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday, but he's viewed as a depth guy that will start some versus lefties. Heyman lists Jay Bruce, David Murphy and Ben Revere as players that the Angels have been interested in. They've also been connected to Gerardo Parra.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterMon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Advice: He also singled and doubled in the ballgame, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of runs and four RBI. He's drawing considerable trade interest from many clubs and there's a very strong chance that he'll be donning a new uniform before the end of the week. He has really picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks and is now slashing .258/.341/.484 with 16 homers and 53 RBI.Sun, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Advice: He's not the only player the club is considering, though, as Newsday's Marc Carig reports that they're also in on Yoenis Cespedes, provided that the Tigers become sellers. The Mets have also been connected to Justin Upton and haven't totally given up hope on Troy Tulowitzki. Bruce is under contract through the 2017 campaign.Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. St. Louis
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|Last game vs. StL||4||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||.250||.250||1.000||1.250|
|Career vs. John Lackey||13||3||0||0||1||1||0||2||0||0||.231||.231||.462||.692|
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|Aug 1||Pit||W 4-3||4||1||2||2||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||.260||.342||.492||.834|
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|Jul 27||@StL||L 1-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||.257||.343||.482||.825|
|Jul 26||@Col||L 7-17||5||2||3||1||0||1||4||0||0||0||0||.258||.341||.484||.825|
|Jul 25||@Col||W 5-2||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.253||.338||.470||.808|
|Jul 24||@Col||L 5-6||5||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250||.336||.470||.806|
|Jul 22||ChC||L 5-6||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||.251||.338||.471||.808|
|Jul 21||ChC||L 4-5||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||0||0||.255||.342||.478||.820|