Why are we in such a mode of trying to rush our youngsters through the system?
It's only rushing him if he isn't ready.
I understand all the reasons for not bringing him up and don't disagree. But there's a pretty compelling reason to bring him up: If you find out he's ready, it can influence your offseason decisions regarding Dunn and Junior. And this franchise faces HUGE decisions on those two players.
They have to address the pitching staff. To do that, they're going to have to trade some legitimate talent. If you have a guy banging down the door in the minors at a given position, it makes it easier to decide who to trade for pitching.
Now ... They may very well feel they know all they need to know about Jay Bruce. That's fine. But this is a huge offseason ...