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    Get Bruce some extra help?

    Would it be wrong to try to get Jay Bruce some extra help, such as a personal hitting coach? You really can't do much worse than he is doing. 7 strikeouts in 13 AB with 1 hit. I worry about Cozart also, as he is 0 for 13, only difference is he has K'd only once. As a team, we have 16 hits in 30 innings. We must improve on that.

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    It's. Three. Games.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Facing Weaver and Wilson will make a lot of teams look bad, particularly in the very cold weather. Bruce has always been streaky. He started off cold, no doubt. With the Nationals and Cards next on the slate, the hitting could still struggle a bit.

    But we just took 2 of 3 from one of the teams favored in the AL. AND that was without much from Votto. I am very encouraged by the start. Facing Strasburg in the next Series probably won't jump the hitting stats. But if we take 2 of 3 in that one, I will beyond happy.

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Votto has one hit so far this season, and it was a cheap one. A guess he needs extra help too.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    It's just Jay being Jay. I wouldn't worry yet. When he goes off there will be a thread poking fun at this one, which is funny to watch. He'll get his.

    And on another note, Dan Haren is just what the doctor ordered for Jay IMHO. And I was there the night he faced Strasburg for the first and only time. Two line drives up the middle off him. He handles guys like Stras pretty well.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

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    Over/under how many of these threads are made during his career with the Reds
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
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    Over/under how many of these threads are made during his career with the Reds
    We're already well pass that number for his career and Bruce turned 26 just yesterday.

    Great expectations, indeed.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
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    Over/under how many of these threads are made during his career with the Reds
    I mean... he doesn't do much to help himself sometimes. But by the way... OVER lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    It's. Three. Games.
    7 Ks out of 13 though, with a track record of going ice cold.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    I'm looking for a 850+ ops this year. I don't care how he gets there
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Why not wait 100 ab's before we decide that he sucks?

    FYI K's is an issue all over the game, look at some other teams everyone K's these days


    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...l-Soaring.html
    Last season, teams struck out at a rate never before seen: 7.5 times for each team every game, an increase of nearly 20 percent from 2005. Ten of the 30 major league teams set franchise records for strikeouts last season and most came close.
    The O's had SEVEN players with 100 K's last year, between 1876-1968 only 209 guys struck out 100 times in a season.. 109 did last year.

    The game has changed, guys like Bruce are all over the place, most however hit less balls out of the park.. none have personal hitting coaches

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Why not wait 100 ab's before we decide that he sucks?

    FYI K's is an issue all over the game, look at some other teams everyone K's these days


    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...l-Soaring.html


    The O's had SEVEN players with 100 K's last year, between 1876-1968 only 209 guys struck out 100 times in a season.. 109 did last year.

    The game has changed, guys like Bruce are all over the place, most however hit less balls out of the park.. none have personal hitting coaches
    But maybe they should. I think everyone of them should have a hitting coach, and it should happen immediately. The O's would need an extra dugout to accomodate all the gurus. Which would be fun.

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Why not wait 100 ab's before we decide that he sucks?

    FYI K's is an issue all over the game, look at some other teams everyone K's these days


    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...l-Soaring.html


    The O's had SEVEN players with 100 K's last year, between 1876-1968 only 209 guys struck out 100 times in a season.. 109 did last year.

    The game has changed, guys like Bruce are all over the place, most however hit less balls out of the park.. none have personal hitting coaches

    Yes but since striking out does not matter anymore to most people..... until it finally hits them that it's almost the 60's type scores going on and teams are striking out 1500-1600 times a year. Sooner or later some hitters....who are not real power hitters, who can barely hit 15-20 homers are going to realize that adapting a new 2 strike approach is better than just grip and rip. I know you might recall the 60's type baseball......as I was not around to see it....but while it was not always like 1968.....it was less 1961-62 type of offenses going on.

    It must have been boring to watch around 1966-68. Unless you only like pitching.

    This is more a knock on hitters like Stubbs....BTW in regards to my first few comments.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    For the record, that was 2 of 3 they just took from one of the other best teams in baseball. With Votto, Bruce, Hanigan and Cozart not hitting much of anything.

    And no Ludwick.

    With awesome pitching.

    So, that's probably a good place to focus too.

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    The Angels have one of the best lineups in baseball, and struck out 36 times this series.

    Get them some help while you are at it.

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