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OnBaseMachine
06-01-2008, 05:38 PM
I'll go with 24.

Matt700wlw
06-01-2008, 05:41 PM
21

RedsManRick
06-01-2008, 05:44 PM
Put me down for 18. I'm predicting a July swoon as pitchers start to figure him out a bit, followed by a late summer resurgence as he adjusts.

sonny
06-01-2008, 05:46 PM
19 bombs. I'm with Rick, as the scouting reports mount, he'll go through a pretty sufficient drought.

Matt700wlw
06-01-2008, 05:51 PM
19 bombs. I'm with Rick, as the scouting reports mount, he'll go through a pretty sufficient drought.

Jay Bruce slumps?

The unpossible.

sonny
06-01-2008, 05:54 PM
Jay Bruce slumps?

The unpossible.

Jay Bruce doesn't slump,

he calms before he storms.

membengal
06-01-2008, 05:55 PM
34

Highlifeman21
06-01-2008, 05:56 PM
17

KronoRed
06-01-2008, 06:15 PM
19, I think he'll end up with similar numbers as Hamilton did, minus the injuries.

AmarilloRed
06-01-2008, 06:20 PM
I'll go with 27.

Ron Madden
06-01-2008, 06:23 PM
I'll say he hits 18.

The Baumer
06-01-2008, 06:30 PM
Young kids often go through power droughts, so I say 17. Unless he is truly an anomaly. Then I'd go with 23-25.

guttle11
06-01-2008, 06:31 PM
93.

Tom Servo
06-01-2008, 06:34 PM
93.
That's freakin' ridiculous. Be serious here.




He'll hit 113.

fearofpopvol1
06-01-2008, 07:19 PM
Definitely something in the 17-19 range.

oneupper
06-01-2008, 07:53 PM
Put me down for "More than Griffey"

Az Red
06-01-2008, 07:56 PM
32. He's wearing it for a reason.

cincyinco
06-01-2008, 08:31 PM
Call me crazy, but I think he can get 31..

redsrule2500
06-01-2008, 08:32 PM
20

redsrule2500
06-01-2008, 08:35 PM
Call me crazy, but I think he can get 31..

That is pretty crazy, considering he will only be here for about 68% of the year.

31/.68 = 45 Homeruns if he were here for a full season.

That's quite an insane rookie year!

Degenerate39
06-01-2008, 08:36 PM
I'll say 24 for some reason that just stands out to me.

marcshoe
06-01-2008, 08:38 PM
I voted 21-25, but I misread the question: I thought it asked how many homers he'd hit this week.

reds44
06-01-2008, 08:38 PM
22.

OldRightHander
06-01-2008, 08:39 PM
That's freakin' ridiculous. Be serious here.




He'll hit 113.

I think he was talking about his total by the All Star break.

Razor Shines
06-01-2008, 10:57 PM
I think it's written somewhere that only he knows how many he will hit and that many will think they have figured it out, but no man will actually know.

toledodan
06-01-2008, 11:09 PM
20!

OldRightHander
06-02-2008, 12:01 AM
He will hit exactly one more than the number he will have prior to his final homer of the season.

Degenerate39
06-02-2008, 08:12 AM
Does the post season count in this poll BTW? :cool:

Raisor
06-02-2008, 08:25 AM
He'll only hit 50 "home runs". After that, they're going to rename them "Bruce Runs". He'll have a few of those.

SteelSD
06-02-2008, 09:03 AM
Jay Bruce does not "hit home runs". He slaughters baseballs with the merciless effectivity of ancient Roman gladiators.

I predict that one day in late 2011, annoyed by the lackadaisical response from a crowd that now treats his exploits as ordinary, Jay will cross home plate after yet another blast, point his bat at the crowd and scream, "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!??!!!"

In 2015, Dusty Baker will supplant his "I played with Hank Aaron..." stories with "I managed Jay Bruce..." quips.

In 2018, Bungie will change the name of Halo 7 to "Jaylo 7". Jaylo 7 sells more copies than all previous iterations combined. Jennifer Lopez gives up claim to "Jay Lo" out of respect.

In 2021, the days of the week will be renamed Sunday will become Jayday1, followed by Jayday2 and so forth...

In 2031, the MLB Hall of Fame will dissolve the Veteran's Committee, abolish the baseball writer's vote and allow Jay Bruce to hand pick all new entries. Adam Dunn breathes a sigh of relief.

Raisor
06-02-2008, 09:29 AM
In 2031, the MLB Hall of Fame will dissolve the Veteran's Committee, abolish the baseball writer's vote and allow Jay Bruce to hand pick all new entries. Adam Dunn breathes a sigh of relief.

This is crazy.

This happens next week.

2031, yeah sure.

SteelSD
06-02-2008, 10:18 AM
This is crazy.

This happens next week.

2031, yeah sure.

Not next week unless Jay Bruce has learned how to break the space/time continuum...oh, wait...

How much you wanna' bet that if they crack open King Tut's coffin again, "Jay Bruce wuz here! LOLZ!" will be written inside...

westofyou
06-02-2008, 10:45 AM
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7603


Reds center fielder Jay Bruce went 3-for-3 with two walks, two RBI, and a stolen base in his major league debut Tuesday against the Pirates, then walked in his first trip to the plate Wednesday versus Pittsburgh. Bruce is only the second Reds player in the last 50 years to have three hits in his debut; the last was Willie Greene, who went 3-for-4 against the Expos on September 1, 1992. The only two players in the last 70 years to have three hits, two RBI, and a steal in their debuts were the Athletics’ Bert Campaneris against the Twins on July 23, 1964 and the White Sox’ Daryl Boston against the Rangers on May 13, 1984. Furthermore, Bruce became only the second player to reach base in each of his first six plate appearances in the past 80 years, joining the Red Sox’ Ted Cox, who did so in 1977.