Originally Posted by westofyou
Jeff Francoeur averages a BB every 21 PA's Bruce every 11, they really aren't that similar, plus Bruce has more power.
Cliff Lee is nice, but as a rental I wouldn't trade Bruce.
Yeah, OK. There's still something about his plate approach that makes me more of a skeptic on him than most. He's still a good player, but I'm not sure if he's going to be that perennial .900+ OPS guy I thought he was a lock to be. But he is a good defender. My point was that I'm not sure I'd let Bruce stand in the way of getting a stud like Lee down the stretch if a reasonable solution for this year could be found in RF.