Re: Jay Bruce Current Splits
Originally Posted by Stingray
It probably is about the arb clock, but that's not ridiculous. By waiting until early June the Reds keep control for an extra year. If they bring him up now he'd probably qualify for a super two - I, for one, am in no hurry to see him go the Yankees/Red Sox/Dodgers. Its probably a consideration for Homer's callup also.
Keep in mind that the arbitration clock is separate from the free-agency clock. Calling him up now versus mid-June doesn't mean we lose control of Bruce any sooner; it just makes him expensive sooner.
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