Originally Posted by mth123
I don't know GAC.
I don't know him either.
Hopper has options and doesn't add anything to this team that they can't already get from Freel or Patterson. Patterson is in a huge slump and needs to be benched but the roster has no better on hand alternatives.
I say Bruce comes up and plays CF (fortifying the line-up), Patterson to the bench to play Hopper's role (with better defense, more speed, more power and just as good at small ball when he wants to be).
There is really no reason for Castro or Hopper to be on this team as its currently constructed.
If Patterson gets hot again, Bruce can be sent back down if he doesn't grab the job permanently.
You seem to have a good grasp on the reality.
Bruce would grab the job and would be getting good experience to carry forward next year. Who on the Reds team already doesn't have to work on their game fielding or hitting daily, so it would be nothing then for Bruce to have to do the same here, especially when he is already projects to be better than most of the Reds players.