Originally Posted by will5979
It really baffles me to think that anyone wanted rid of or wants nothing to do with a man that can easily hit .260 with 40 HR, 100 RBIs, 100 Runs scored, a very high OBP, and an intimitading factor in your lineup, you all amaze the hell outta me, but hey, lets have Jay Bruce instead, he after all has a glove.
Just look at his WAR prior to this year. In the previous four (including over 2.5 with the Reds) he averaged below 2 (that is not even considered a starter). While it's not a perfect stat by any means, it shows what many of the people on here saw outside of your numbers.
I am probably one of the few people who is in between. I would not have minded to see him stay, and I didn't mind seeing him go.
Yet there is no doubt that prior to this year he was hugely overpaid and surprise, surprise....it's a contract year.