Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?
There are some crazy things going on in this thread, but it isn't from the OP IMO. Everyone screaming small sample size is missing the point. No one has said that they expect Bruce's performance up to now to hold and that he'll finish with an OPS below .600. Other than the mockers, no one has suggested Bruce be released or sent to AAA either.
What some are stating is that if Bruce continues to exhibit a poor approach and the same holes in his swing that he is now, he won't make that jump to the next level. I think that improvement is necessary for the Reds to move to the next level. The Reds pretty much sent that message in the offseason with no real acquisitions and a statement that improvements will come from within. If Jay Bruce repeats 2010 with an OPS around .850 and top nothch defense he'll be a fine player who all teams would love to have, but to fulfill the need for improvement that the team is banking on, he needs to go to the next level with an OPS nearing .950 and it won't happen with glaring holes in his swing and approach.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 04-10-2011 at 02:15 PM.