Jay Bruce

Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 227
Bat: L
Throw: L
College: None
Birth Place: Beaumont, Texas
Draft: 2005 1st round (12th pick) by the
  • Think different, Mets, the time is now

    Think different, Mets, the time is now

    The Mets are not a 'train wreck,' Bob Klapisch, though you make several excellent points about why this season may be a constant struggle. Sandy Alderson's current roster still has World Series upside. The team's potential has not changed in the three weeks since leaving Spring Training. "It's easy to push the panic button, it's easy to say, 'Oh, sh!t,' but we are too good for that," Jay Bruce said Sunday, according to the NY Post. "We are a legitimate World Series contender, I believe, and I wouldn't just say that. This is a team that is stacked. We just have to be healthy and play well." I agree. That said, I fear Alderson and Collins are still making decisions like they did a few years when

  • Mets' April gets worse as Syndergaard has a 'tired arm,' scratched from start
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    Mets' April gets worse as Syndergaard has a 'tired arm,' scratched from start

    Mets ace Noah Syndergaard was slated to start in day action Thursday against the Braves. Instead, it'll be Matt Harvey, as Syndergaard is dealing with a "tired arm" right now, according to Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.  While there's never a good time to lose a player the caliber of Syndergaard, the timing here is dreadful. The Mets have lost nine of their last 10 to fall to 8-12 on the season after a 7-3 start had them in first place.  Things couldn't get much worse. A good portion of the team was banged up in the previous two weeks while the offense has struggled pretty mightily even when relatively healthy. The Mets enter Thursday ranking last in the NL in average and on-base

  • Mets’ rotation reinforcements are getting closer
    New York Post

    Mets’ rotation reinforcements are getting closer

    Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are close to taking significant steps in their respective rehabs. Both Mets pitchers, according to manager Terry Collins, likely will soon begin mound work for the first time since spring training, after recently increasing their throwing on flat ground to 120 feet. “They have thrown so far without any discomfort, which is a good sign,” Collins said before the Mets faced the Braves at Citi Field on Wednesday. Matz has been sidelined with elbow discomfort he later described as a flexor tendon strain. And Lugo has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow he is attempting to heal without undergoing Tommy John surgery. Recently, general manager Sandy