Originally Posted by MWM
Meh, I'm just in the camp that thinks Bruce is too much of a free swinger and that he'll not likely reach where we all thought he would when he first came up. He reminds me a lot of Jeff Franceour. I hope like hell he proves me way off as I've been many times before. Of course, a right field solution would need to found, but this is Cliff Lee we're talking about.
Not at all a fair comparison, Jay Bruce isn't at all close to as free a swinger. As a matter of fact I'd venture to say (without benefit of the numbers in front of me) that Jay is much closer to average in his discipline than he is the far and poor extreme of Francouer. And I agree with the others who say no way do I deal Bruce for Lee.