Originally Posted by holster10
trade bruce? no way. he is a great player......10% of the time.
And he is at least an all star caliber defender 100% of the time. His leash should be getting shorter as he gets more experience in the league, but the guy already has more major league experience than most players in his age group. I think our biggest problem with Bruce are the expectations we had for him. He's not a superstar, but he is an all star player, and unless we got excellent quality in return, then we will sorely miss him. For me this would be the last year where I say he should be near untouchable as far as trades are concerned. Just let him play and I think he'll get back to his norms by the end of the year.
The comparisons to Stubbs drive me nuts. Stubbs didnt being much to the reds lineup for two years. I can already think of a few games where Bruce has gotten clutch hits for the reds this year. I'd like to see the K total go down, but he is no drew Stubbs with more or less two years of futility.