Re: Let's talk about Jay Bruce and his swing over the years
I'd be curious to see when that lean changed. If I recall, he destroyed the league initially and then slumped hard. Perhaps the stance that allowed him to better drive the ball the other way was leaving him susceptible to hard, inside stuff. After a few times around the league, pitchers figured that out and forced him to adjust.
And after he gets beat a few times inside, perhaps that's when he starts jumping a bit again and works himself in to a funk.
Just a thought.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.