Originally Posted by edabbs44
Bruce won't be playing in Coors during its heyday. Would you be excited if someone compared him to Dante Bichette, who had a few memorable years in Coors?
Did you forget where the Reds play their home games? Last I checked GABP is pretty comparable to Coors as far as being a hitters' park. And if someone told me Bruce projects to OPS .850+ year in and year out (he actually projects to do better) with 120+ RBIs, why wouldn't I be excited? And for the record, LW had some outstanding years in Montreal and St. Louis as well (OPS+ of 127, 142, 151, 120, 146, 129). It wasn't just in Coors.
I understand you want to temper your enthusiasm for a prospect, but Jay Bruce has the potential to be an elite player for years to come. OBM's projection isn't unrealistic at all.